Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 28 Mar 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Mar 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Darwin  Greys Inn   London                         Newcas. 28 March 1770

Sir     If Mr Wards Attorney keeps his word with me I shall send you by the Fly Coach that will set out early on Friday Morning the Conveyance Deeds of Woodcroft from Sir Wr. Blackett to Cutht. Ward Esq as the same have been settled by Mr Fawcett for Mr Ward and Mr Wilson for Sir Walter.  but without offence to council I could wish you would cast your Eye over these deeds and if you do not find any thing amiss that you will please to attend the Execution of them by Sir Wr. & return them again to me.  There is a Covenant, which Mr Fawcett says is necessary, that Sir Walter will cause to be produced when required certain deeds in the Schedule, which Deeds may not be in the Custody either of Sir Walter his heirs or Assignees but of the persons in remaind[e]r and I believe Sir Wr. has not a Similar Clause in his purchase deed to compel them to produce to him.  I find there will be a Deputation sent up with the deeds from the Steward of the Bp’s [Bishop’s] Halmot Court to you to take Sir Wr.’s Surrender of the Copyhold part of this Estate, which you will please to do & return.  Pray are the two old Copies of the Release and Recovery which you sent, the Originals of wch. are the 1st & 2nd Articles in the Schedule, to be returned to you or may the purchaser have them?

   I should be glad to know if the Conveyance of Hexham Ferry is executed by all the parties & what remains, if any thing, to be done before payment of the Money - for tho’ I hear nothing from Mrs Jurin at present yet I suppose when Maydy.  comes the Money will be called for in haste.  I must, if I am to pay  the Money, depend upon you for direction that I may proceed with Safety to Sir Walter, who I hope is much better and that he has met with some Cheerful Companion to go abroad with him as well as one acquainted with foreign Languages  Countries Manners etc.

    I was glad to hear by my Brother who got home on Monday that you were well & am etc   HR

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