Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 5 Dec 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Dec 1768
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Darwin Grays Inn London                                                       Newca[stle] 5th Decer 1768


I have received your Letter inclosing me Mr Glover’s receipt for One hundred & forty pounds & Mr Saml Freeman’s receipt for one hundred & forty pounds; both which sums were due on the 27 Novemr last from Mr Wilson for the half Year’s int[e]r[es]t of the Mortgage on E[as]t Kenton: and I have given your Acco[un]t with me Credit for the Same. As to the £1 6s 8d for your trouble in making these payments I shall charge Mr Wilson with it & acquaint you as soon as I get it allowed; which I think he cannot make any demur in doing. There was a Year’s Allowance due from Sir Wr Blackett to Mrs Eden at Micha[elma]s last, of Twenty one pounds; and the like sum will be due at Ch[rist]mas next to her Mother Mrs Sorsbie: Mrs Eden is dead but her Mother or Brother or the proper representative will call upon you for it in due time; that is as soon as you get Cash for the inclosed Bill of Bell Cookson & Cos on Glyn and Hallifax for the £42 payable 30 days after to morrow. in the mean time you will please to place this bill to my Acco[un]t and Advise me of. P.S. please to take the receipts as usual in my Name for these two Allowances.

I am heartily glad Sir Walter is well after his Journey. I am etc    HR

£42   Newcastle Bank 6 Decr 1768

Thirty days after date pay to the order of Mr Hen Richmond Forty Guineas Value received.

For Bell Cookson Carr Airey & Self   Jos Saint

Pay the Contents to Mr Wm Alvey Darwin or order value in Account  Hen Richmond

To Messrs Glyn & Hallifax London No. 23056

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