Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 3 Jun 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Jun 1769
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Darwin Greys Inn London                                                           Newca[stle] 3d June 1769


As Matt Lee’s Waggon was to be here this day I postponed answering your Letter of the 26th Ult[im]o about the Kitt of Salmon, sent to Mrs Darwin, till I could learn some particulars for your Satisfaction. John Cook of whom I bought the Salmon delivered the Kitt, directed to Mrs Darwin at Elston near Newark Nottinghamshire, on the 6th of last Month to Francis Lindley principal Servant and Waggoner to Matt Lee the London Carrier at his Ware house in this Town & paid him 2s 6d for Carriage of the same to Doncaster, for he would not receive the Carriage further. Lindley tells me their Waggon leaves the road at Doncaster and goes by Nottingham, but that the Kitt was left, as all their other goods for Newark usually are, with their Book keeper at the Rain Deer in Doncaster; to be forwarded by the regular Carriers; that he is surprised at the delay and will take Care to enquire as he goes up to Town about it. Lee himself was not here, being ill on the road; but if you should not hear of the Kitt before this day fortnight his Waggon will be in London then at the White horse in Cripplegate holborn. I have paid the 2s 6d to Cook and placed the same to your Account. I think it best to let alone sending another Kitt till we see the fate of this – for when goods are to pass thro’ so many hands miscarriages may happen. I received your Letter of the 20th Ult[im]o about the Tithe of Wallington, and think you have put the Matter in a proper Light; and as soon as I have an opportunity of seeing Sir Wr Blackett, who is now at Etal, shall take his directions about laying the Case before some of the Council you mention.

Mr Silvertop has begun again to work for Coal in his Estate at Ash tree in the Manor of Winlaton. Pray cannot an Injunction be obtained out of Chancery to prevent his proceeding till the Matter is adjusted, whether he has any or what degree of right, to the Coal under that Estate. I am etc    HR

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