Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 26 Mar 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Mar 1771
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To   Mr Darwin  Greys Inn London                                           Newcas.   26th   March 1771

Sir      Agreeable to your Letter of the 13th instant advising me that you had received Sr. Mw. Featherstonehaugh’s £66 . 13s . 4d & Sir J Salisbury’s  £33 . 6s . 8d   being the Remainder of their Subscriptions to Hexham Bridge & that you had placed these two Sums amounting to One Hundred pounds to Sir Walter Blacketts Accot. and that he had allowed me to draw upon you for it - I say agreeable to this Letter & Allowance  I have this day drawn a Bill on you for this One Hundred pounds payable to Messrs. Bell Cookson & Co. or Order Ten days after the Date hereof which I desire you will accept & place to Accot. with Sir Walter Blackett.

     A Defect in the Title of the Estate on wch the £400 trust Money in your hands was to be lent & which cannot be made good till after the 2nd of next month makes me postpone drawing on you for that Sum a few days longer.  P.S. A Bill is ordered by Sr Wr. to be filed ag[ains]t some Abstractors from Hexham Mills w[hi]ch being put into Mr Heron’s hands as Bailiff of That Manor he will write you something soon about  Sir Thos. Wentworth whether he is to be made Co[m]pl[ainan]t or a Def[endan]t as he formerly was in this Cause.                  I am etc    HR

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