Letter – Henry Richmond to Walton & Smeaton – 11 Feb 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Feb 1773
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walton & Smeaton
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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Messrs Walton & Smeaton                                                                     Newcas  11th Febry 1773



	In Answer to the latter part of your Letter to me of the 26th of last Month, proposing that the part of Sam’s Island allotted to Dilston should be valued by persons indifferently chosen by the Comms. of Greenwich Hospital and Sir Walter Blackett and that a Lease agreeable to their Valuation should be offered to Sir Wr for the Term for which he has engaged the whole Island to his Tenant, I am now to acquaint you that it will be more agreeable to Sir Walter if you will let him know what Rent you require for this Ground for 17 years from next Mayday & then he will consider whether he can give it                                           I am etc                HR

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