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To Mr Wm. Alvey Darwin at his Chambers in Grays Inn London Newcastle 30th March 1762 Sir I sent you last Saturday by Fryer Todd the London Carrier a Box of dressing plate; a List of which you have on the other side; and in the same Box you will find wrapt up in oil cloth the Lease and Release of 2nd and 3rd April 1733 and the Fine and Recoveries which were levyed in consequence thereof, all which Sir Walter Blackett wrote me to send to you and I shall beg lad to hear you receive them safe. if so please to pay for the carriage of the Box agreeably to Mr Todds promisory note which is herewith inclosed. I am glad the Silver plate which I sent you before has turn[e]d out more, both in weight and value, than I computed it at. I suppose I had made too great an allowance for the handles and the turn of the scale on the severall weighings which I was obliged to make. Sir Walter will I think soon get clear of the Kirkheaton affair, upon the Terms settled by Mr Forster Mr Widdrington and Mr Collingwood: the substance of which, as I understand, is that Sir Robert Bewicke and Mr Chaster are to give Bonds of indemnity. to allow all Sir Walters costs. to dismiss the Bills filed ag[ain]st Sir Wr and the tenants. and are to do, or allow Sir Wr. to do, something handsome for the tenants out of the Rents they have paid Sir Wr. The 12th of <next> month tis intended to adjust all these Articles if nothing intervenes. PS I acquainted Sr Wr. last post of what is intended about the Kirkheaton affair. 2 Candlesticks 1 pair of Snuffers & Stand and Extinguisher 4 Canisters 4 Square Boxes 1 Large chest 2 Candle cups and covers B. these Covers and the Extinguisher 2 Salvers are in the large chest, as I remember. 1 pincushion 1 Brush hand 1762 March 27th Received of Sir Walter Blackett Bart. a Box of Silver plate weighing six stones…… pounds which I promise to deliver to Mr. Wm. Alvey Darwin <torn> his chambers in Grays Inn London in fourteen Days from this date paying me after the rate of 2½ d p[er] pound for the carriage of the same as wit<nessed by> my Hand Fryer Todd Witness Robt. Scott
It is assumed that this letter was written by Henry Richmond because there are no intials etc at the end of it.