Letter – Henry Richmond to William Westgarth – 8 Mar 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Mar 1774
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Westgarth
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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Mr William Westgarth at Coalcleugh                                               Newcas 8th March 1774


	Sir Jas Johnstone has desired Sr Wr Blackett will permit Mr Caleb Kidd to go and view and “give his Opinion as to the properest method of working his Mines which are situated not Fifty Miles from Sr Walter’s and which would not occasion Mr Kidd’s being absent for above three days”

	Sir Walter has agreed to this so you will please to acquaint Mr Kidd of it immediately that he may write to Sir James’ Steward of his being ready to wait upon him at any time he pleases to appoint after the Bargains are let - I am sorry to hear so indifferent an accot of your health but I hope it will mend as the Season does - in the meantime I desire you will take care of yourself and also as much as possible of the Groves under your care - that you will have as frequent Conferences as your health will permit with Mr Forster Mr Dickinson and Mr Kidd about the State of the Groves and that you will from time to time give them direction for the carrying them on properly that there may be as little stop to the works as possible

I am etc                                                                   HR

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