Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 2 Feb 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Feb 1774
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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Mr Darwin  Hatton Street                                                              Newcas 2rd Februy  1774



	Sir Walter Blackett set out for London this day about Noon and I shall be very glad to hear of his safe Arrival there

	I understand the Blanchland Petition and Bill are sent you tho I have not yet seen them - Westburnhope is pitched upon as the Estate to be mortgaged for defraying the Expence of this Act etc as I believe there can be a distinct Title made out for it but that you will consider as you have the Deeds - I shall write to Mr Heron and endeavour to get a Copy of the Bill

	With regard to the late Winlaton Act I think the sooner the Accot of the Expence attending it is closed the better - As the Division was made by Sir Edwd and Sir Walter Blackett’s own Agents there is no Expence attending that part of the Business that I know of but the valuing of the Wood by Mr Richd Wray - Sir Walter has paid him £7. 13s. 0d being thus Half of his Bill a Copy whereof I have herewith sent you

	I am very sorry my Brother has not called upon you yet about the Assignment of his Trust as he proposed because I could have sent the Deed up by Sir Walter

	I am obliged to you for your Enquiries about my Health and have hopes that warmer Weather will in a great Measure recover it - At present I am pinched with the severe Frost that is now set in          I am etc              HR

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