Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 5 Feb 1772

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Feb 1772
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr. Darwin  Greys Inn  London                                                        Newcas 5 Febry 1772


	I reced your Letter of the 1st. instant inclosing me Mr Thurlows receipt for £157. 10s. 0d for his 2 years Composition for weardale Tithe ore due 22d Ulto. & have given you Credit for the same in our Accot.  I am glad to hear Sir Walter is got well to Town & thank you for the Accot. of it.  The frost is so very intense that it is expected the River here will be froze up so that our ferry boats will not pass after tomorrow if so all Communication Southward must be carried by Roads and that will occasion much delay which I mention that you may not wonder if I am deficient seemingly in punctuality.  I am obliged to you for what you advise about my Brother, But my Sister Headlam, who from her Connection with him inhouse keeping & is most interested is still for waiting a little further   Every week produces a new Debt I think & it was said to day upon change that he owes above £900 beside your Debt wch no body here knows of - I find it is the general opinion of his intimate Acquaintance that he will not return hither - yet I wish to know if possible what Way he is in, that I may be of such Service as I can to him tho he has never communicated to me any Thing he was about.  

	Indeed I fear as you do very much for him from the uncomoness of his Conduct, when all particulars are summed up together - & sometimes I am apprehensive of some fatal melancholy Accident & to tell you the Truth Endeavour to prepare myself for the worst.   If you hear or suspect any Thing pray let me know it                  I am etc

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