Letter – Henry Richmond to Westgarth Forster – 23 Nov 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Nov 1773
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Westgarth Forster
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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Mr Westgarth Forster                                                                           Newcas 23 Novr 1773

     at Coalcleugh


	I suppose Mr Westgarth is not well enough to come down hither next Week; if he is Sir Walter desires to see him here on Friday se’night the 3d of Decemr but if he cannot come you will without fail - He desires that in the meantime you will take a view of Allanheads Mine & consider with yourself how she can be carried on in the cheapest and most profitable Way to Sir Walter considering the present low price of Lead - I have wrote to Mr Caleb Hunter and he and you will fix the day for making this View - he and Mr Richd Allgood are to come down at the same time with you & you will give my Compts to Mr Westgarth & tell him that if he is not well enough to come down I desire he will inform you how he thinks Coalcleugh should be carried On to be profitable to Sir Walter at this time          I am etc  HR

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