Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 14 Apr 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Apr 1761
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr Darwin Grays Inn London                                         Newcastle 14 April 1761

Sir    Sr Wr desires you will order search to be made carefully for the Bill & ans[we]r in the Exchequer, Wharton ag[ain]st Wm. Hall Esq., wch must have been in or about the year 1664. for the verdict wch you sent me a copy of was obtained in 1666. If you find it & the B[isho]p is a party thereto, Sir Wr wo[ul]d have a copy thereof sent down as soon as possible; as also of any thing else you can meet with that will throw any light upon the verdict ag[ain]st Hall, because Mr Wharton’s success in this cause seems to be very much in Sir Wrs favour. As the B[isho]p wants to bring every thing that can be deemed an Inclosure under Hall’s Lease, Sir Walter must procure every proof he can of the Insignificancy of the Lease during all the time it was in other hands than the moor masters.

I desire you will examine among the writings you have of the Trust Estate, for the antient moor master’s book ment[i]on’d in the depositions you sent me; for it is a thing we never heard of before; & if it is not there Mr Wharton surely has not delivered it up to Sir Wm. Blackett on his purchasing the mines; It would be of the greatest use to us at this day & corroborate the depositions very much. I have examined every abstract & place here for It, but in vain. I am etc HR 

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