Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 14 Jan 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Jan 1775
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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Mr Darwin  No 47 Hatton Street London                                               Newcas  14th Janry 1775



	To what I said in my last about three sets of Gold Weights I have to add that I desire you will also send three sets of Silver Weights from a Crown piece downwards to Sixpence & also one Set of all the Subdivisions of the Gold Weights from five penny Weight down to one grain; which I see by the Gazette are to be had of John Whitehurst & I wish you could get of any good maker a pair of Scales suitable for weighing Guineas & infra to a Grain for all we get here are coarse & inaccurate things; fitter to produce disputes than to decide them - the sooner you send me these Articles after the 22 instant the better - the Charge of them you will place to Sir Walter Blacketts Account & if you can get a Case made for the Scales it will be more convenient than without.

	I am obliged to you for your enquires about my Tickets & as I do not know when you propose visiting Newcastle wish you would get of Mr Turner the Expence you have been at about this or any other Article on my Account & I will repay him

	Sir Walter I understand will be in London soon after you receive this & then I suppose the Bond to Mr Fawcett will be sent as the Money is ready.

	A Copy of a little paper Deed being an Award allotting Eighty Acres of East Ord moor in right of West Ord was made last Year by Mr John Bell & sent you but the Original was not returned me by him nor can it be found so it is feared it may have been burnt amongst the great Quantity of Election papers that were in his hand - If you have that Copy & would send it me it may be of use                            I am etc    HR

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