Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 10 Jun 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Jun 1774
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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Mr Darwin  No 4 Hatton Street London                                                Newcas 10th June 1774


	I am obliged to you for the Satisfaction your Letter gave me in the Account that the Bill for Settling the Boundaries between Blanchland & Hexham Manors had passed both Houses of Parliament tho I am ignorant of some parts of its Contents - I have not yet seen Mr Adams but shod be glad to receive from him or by any other Conveyance some of the Acts when the Royal Assent is given - As to the Unthank Business I shod be very glad to have it brought to a Conclusion as soon as possible after Sir Wrs Arrival here wch will be about the 29 instant for I am advised it is necessary for me to go to Buxton this Year if it is but for a fortnight & I propose to do so if possible a few days after I see Sir Walter in order to be back against our Assizes - Where the Draft now is I don’t know nor whether it will have to travel back to London as you mentioned not having heard any Thing from Mr Selby nor do I know how it will be managed for you to Engross Sir Walters part of the Conveyance Deed if the draft should not be sent back to London tho I am satisfied you ought to have the benefit of it as no other Attorney is employed on his behalf but yourself - I only wish you cod manage it so with Mr Lodge & Mr George Selby that the Engrossments might be ready & sent here for Execution by the 1st of July at furthest otherwise I may be gone to Buxton & then it must probably remain till my return & how to settle with Mr Selby the Purchaser about the time between his Entry on the 12 of May & the day of Execution I do not well know and should be glad of your Advice about the best Method of doing it - The Weights etc for Hexham have not yet been sent - It wod be right to repeat your Orders for them and As to the Gold Weights wch I wrote you about shod be glad to receive them as soon as any are to be had for the weighing with Penny weights & Grains is not so ready a Way as Business often requires it                                               I am        HR

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