Letter – Henry Richmond to William Robson – 17 Apr 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Apr 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Robson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr William Robson                                                    Newcas[tle]  17th April 1764

at Wallington

Sir     I find George Brown of Fenwick is very much in Debt upon Bonds and Notes; that his Estate is deeply mortgaged: and that his Creditors are growing very uneasy. You will therefore acquaint Sir W[alte]r Blackett of this, and take his directions before he goes for London. I wrote you that Brown’s Arrears to Sir Walter was £367.10.0 due Martin[ma]s last ; and the half year’s Rent wch is just due will make his Debt £490.0.0 being just two year’s  Rent. So pray consider what Security his Stock can afford Sir Walter, and take also into the Consideration that if an Execution should come against It the Sheriff would only pay Sir Walter one year’s Rent. & therefore in all probability the remainder, to wit £245 would be lost. He has had warning enough given him by the Messages you have sent him; besides what has passed between him and me.

And I am satisfied that from the loose irregular kind of life, wch he is lately fallen into, there is little hopes of his retrieving matters. You know I have also often expressed my Uneasiness about Anthony Hunter, who at May day next will owe Sir W[alte]r £426. I am etc 

H R 

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