Letter – Henry Richmond to William Westgarth – 21 Jul 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Jul 1766
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Westgarth
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr William Westgarth at

Coalcleugh                                                                                    Newcastle 21 July 1766

Sir       I have received your Letter of the Necessity of shifting William Newton’s house at Kearsley Row, on acco[un]t of the communication being cut off between it and the Common by the Hush  and that you cannot build it any where to have a drift way to the common but through the grounds of one Mich[ae]l Hutchinson which lye mixed with Sir Walters, and that he is willing to change about an acre and a half with Sir Walter for this purpose, if Sir Walter pleases. Sir Walter is not here at present; but as you say it is necessary to have this done; & will I dare say, take care to have it done upon equal terms I am satisfied Sir Walter will have no objection, provided Hutchinson has a title and power to convey and an agreement in writing is drawn up and signed for carrying this Exchange into execution; which you must get done before you build the House. I am etc                HR     

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