Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 6 Sep 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Sep 1766
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir W[alte]r Blackett B[arone]t at Wallington                 Newcas[tle] 6th Septem[be]r 1766 

Hon[ou]rd Sir       Inclosed are the papers you left with me about Mr Elgin’s fishery. It must be shewn that the £50 Legacy to James Elgin is paid, and that the Legacy to George Elgins wife was revoked by a codicil. As to the other Legacy’s I see they come to £80 but do not find any mention of the value of the houses in Berwick. If they are sufficient, it will be better to take a collateral security out of them. But if they are old, are out of repair, or not of sufficient value, it will then be right to reserve so much in your hand even at 5 p[er] cent[u]m.

The new bond for Mr Laidman will be ready against the 25th inst[an]t which is the day it should be dated; at that time, or soon after, Mr Laidman may come and settle his int[e]rest & exchange bonds. Inclosed I return the old one.

The Girandolas are come & will be kept here as you ordered.

I have wrote to Mr Benson to deliver the moor game clear of charge.

Sir Tho[ma]s Clavering & his friends went about the town yesterday soliciting votes & left his compliments at your gate.

Ald[erma]n Peareth, Ald[erma]n Mosley & Ald[erma]n Scafe, with the Sheriff & Mr Hedley, have settled to set out for Wallington on Monday at 12 0’clock, in your Landau. I hear Mr Baker comes on Tuesday on horseback, & Mr Surtees on Wednesday on horseback. I don’t hear of more visitors at present from hence. I am etc        HR  

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