Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 22 Apr 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Apr 1768
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Darwin Grey’s Inn London                                                       Newca[stle] 22d April 1768


I acquainted Sir Walter of what you wrote of Mr Walter Trevelyan’s draught on you; and he gave me a frank for him & accordingly I wrote him to Cambridge on the 13th inst desiring he would fix where he would have his Money paid; but have had no Answer. If he signs you such a receipt as you mention in my Name, & you send it me I shall remit you for your reimbursement: or if you do not obtain That you may place such sort of voucher as you can get to Sir Walter’s Acco[un]t & I will remit you so much more than the quarterly payments to be placed to Sir Walter’s Acco[un]t as usual upon your receipt.

I have not heard any Thing from Lawyer Wilson of Leeds since my last to you; tho’ I wrote him as I mentioned to you I find he has been long & still is, in Cumberland attending the Contested Election; which is not yet over, by our latest Acco[un]ts from thence. The Numbers on Tuesday Night last were for Curwen 2182. Fletcher 2020. Lowther 1959. Senhouse 1872. I do not suppose in the present Case that the Mortgagees will take Advantage of the Clause for the high int[e]r[es]t; but if you think they will not wait a little I must remit you the Money & try to get it of Mr Wilson: tho’ Mr Wilson has absolutely covenanted with Sir Walter to pay the int[e]r[es]t. I shall certainly hear from him in a few posts, so could wish to postpone making the payment  of this half year’s int[e]r[es]t till then.

Lawyer Wilson of this Town has also been in Cumberland & as I have been abroad since he came home I have not had an opportunity of talking with him about what you say concerning the Ferry boat, in your Letter of the 24th Ult[im]o.

I shall send you a bill for the quarterly payments in a little time & am etc    HR

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