Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 30 Apr 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Apr 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Darwin    Grays Inn  London                                    Newcas.  30th  April 1770

Sir     Mr Christr.  Johnson of Durham came to me this Afternoon along with Mr Mowbray who was Mr Wards Attorney about the purchase of Woodcroft till now that something new has started, which is as Mr  Johnson tells me a Necessity of having Copies of the several Deeds in the Schedule before the Money can be paid.  I told him this was impossible to be got done neither was it material as Mr Ward had had his purchase Deed settled by his own Council - but Mr Johnson alledged that Mr Ward having occasion to raise the Money by Mortgage of the premises was obliged to give Satisfaction to the person that was to lend the money and therefore pressed me to write for Copies of those Deeds.  I told him by the Purchase Deed settled by Mr Fawcett who was Mr Wards Council that Mr Ward was to be at the Expense of those Copies & that I should not write for them.  however I said if he wrote for them I should acquaint you of this Demand & that he said he made it in the name of Mr Ward & that he would write to you next post for them so he promised to write & to tell you he would pay you for them. Pray what do you think of all this?                                       I am etc    HR

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