Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 16 Mar 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Mar 1771
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To   Mr Darwin  Greys Inn                                           Newcas.   16  March 1771

Sir      I think the best Way will be for me to draw upon you for the hundred pounds for Sir Matt. Featherstonehaughs and Sir Thomas Salisburys Subscriptions to Hexham Bridge; being their second & third payments - their first having been placed to Sir Walter Blackett’s Account by you and did not come into my Cash Account but as Sir Walter pleases this should, & it will be useful as I have a pay to make for his Lead Mills, I shall draw on you for the above Sum to be placed in his Account if I do not hear any Thing from you to the Contrary by the return of the post.  I shall observe what you say about Mr Wallace’s general Retainer  -  you will please to observe that in my Letter of the 10th inst. I said Mr Fawcett and  Mr Wilson were for proceding accordingly if Sir Walter thought necessary to go on”  & your first Observations in your last letter make me add that I had soon after you took Mr <R…..> opinion used the same Arguments to Sir Walter Blackett.  & I then thought he did not intend to proceed to distrain on the Hospital tenants for suit to Hexham Court.  & I know nothing further about the Matter till I was told of the first distress by one of the <Pensioners> of the Hospital.               I am etc    HR

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