Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 25 Feb 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Feb 1774
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Darwin - Greys Inn London                                                  Newcas 25th Febry 1774


	Sir Walter Blackett has sold to John Selby Esqr the Estate and Colliery of Unthank and the Coal mines in East Ord - Mr Geo Selby Attorney in Alnwick is concerned for the Purchaser & he writes me that Mr Duane is employed as their Counsel & that he is of Opinion that “All the Deeds Fines Recoveries Wills & Awards mentioned in the Abstract ought to be set forth in the Schedule to be annex’d to the Deed & that Mr Selbys Counsel or Attorney ought to have power to inspect the same & to compare the Abstract with them & that Mr Selby ought at the Expence of Sir Walter Blackett to have attested copies thereof & also that the residue of the Term of 500 Years vested in you must be assigned to attend the Inheritance” - You have these Deeds & I suppose a Duplicate of the Abstract and therefore it is desired by Mr George Selby that the Copies of these Deeds be prepared but especially the Copy of the Assignment of the Term to you as it will be first wanted in order to draw the Assignment which Mr Duane advises.

	You may if you please mention this matter to Sir Walter Blackett & take his Direction & you may let me know whether it is usual for the vendor to be at the Expence of such Copies as may in this Case be wanted

	This Conveyance is to be executed against the 12th May so you will please to forward matters as much as you can & if you see Occasion may correspond with Mr George Selby

                                                                                           I am etc            HR

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