Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 5 Oct 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Oct 1765
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Will[ia]m Alvey Darwin                                                      Newcastle 5th Octo[be]r 1765

Gray’s Inn London

Sir         Inclosed I send you Bell and Cos bill on Vere & Co for two hundred and Eighty pounds; to pay Messrs Viner & Glover’s and Mrs Sambroke’s ½ years int[e]r[es]t the 27th ultim [of last month]; and desire you will in the mean time place this bill to my account.

I shall in a few posts, or however against you get to London make you a remittance on acco[un]t of the quarterly payments in Sept[embe]r & Dec[embe]r quar[ter]s.

The deeds relating to the conveyance of Mollersteads will be completed very soon; and then I shall send you them, and Sir Walter’s Bill on the Governors of the Bounty pursuant to your Letter.

We have been made very uneasy here for six weeks past by the obstinary of the Pittmen in refusing to work in the Collieries: But they are now falling to work again, all but 3 or 4 collieries who still stand out. I think coals must bear a very high price in London this winter.

P.S. Sir W[alte]r has got his Mayoralty over, and is succeded by Mr John Erasmus Blackett, whose Sherif is Mr. Chas. Atkinson Meritt

I am etc                                                                 Hen Richmond

No. 14904          £280.0.0 Newcastle 5 Octob[er] 1765.

Twenty days after date Pay to the Order of Mr Henry Richmond, two hundred & eighty pounds

For Bell Cookson Carr Airey & self Jos Saint

To Messrs Vere Glynn & Hallifax London

Pay the contents to Mr W[ilia]m  Alvey Darwin or order value In Account Hen Richmond

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