Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 2 Nov 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Nov 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To      Mr Wm Alvey Darwin   Greys Inn                         Newcas.   2nd  Novemr 1770

   in  London

Sir        Inclosed herewith is my Bill on Plumb & Browne for Two hundred & Eighty five pounds payable to you or Order 20 days after this date which I advise you will place to Sir Walter Blacketts Account & apply in discharge of the quarterly payments to 31st Decemr. next & that you will please to send me the usual receipt to be a voucher to my Accot. with Sr. Walter.

   I reced your Letter of the 23rd Ulto. inclosing Lord North’s circular Letter which I think as you do need not be sent to France.  the last Letter I had from Sir Walter was dated Rouen 14th Octor. he says he is pretty well but nothing of coming home.

     I see you have advertised Hexham Bridge as I desired.  I suppose you have not reced any Subscriptions but Sir Thos. Salisburys & Sir Mw. Featherstonehaugh’s first payments which you paid to Sir Walter.  They have not paid their 2nd or 3rd payments.  The D of Northumberland & the D of Portland each subscribed £200 but have not paid anything which I only mention lest they should send it to you & they are the only one’s that, I think, may do so.  what you do receive on this Account you had best remit to me or let me know and I can draw for it.

    The Cause Hunter & White which you Enquire after & which I should have wrote to you about before now if I had not supposed my Brother had acquainted you about it, was ended by his submitting, before the Cause came on to be tryed , to pay the principal & Interest & costs (as settled by Mr Coll. Forster) & for which he gave his Bond to Sir Walter         I am etc    HR

P.S.   Since what I have written on the other side I have reced a Lre [Letter] from Sr. Wr. in wch he says he proposes being in London sometime this month & therefore I have inclosed you Ld. North’s Letter to him.     .

Newcastle Bank  2nd  Novemr 1770    £.285 . 0 . 0 

Twenty days after date pay Mr William Alvey Darwin or   order the Sum of  Two hundred & Eighty five Pounds value in Account and place the same to Accot.  with Sr Wr Bt as by 

advice from  Hen Richmond

To Messrs  Plumb & Browne Goldsmiths in Foster Lane  London

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