Letter – Joseph Richmond to Joseph Peart – 16 Apr 1734

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Apr 1734
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Joseph Peart
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Jos: Peart							Newcastle 16 Apl 1734


I rec[eiv]ed yours w[i]th the samples of Ore w[hi]ch shall be tryd w[i]th all expedition. I want very much to know w[ha]t passed between Dr Watts & you ab[ou]t Hutchinsons Grove in order to lay the same before Mr Blackett, therefore write me very fully thereon on receipt hereof & give your (own) Opinion. I have spoke to Mr Kennedy about his Grove & told him wee must discharge his workmen. His answer was Mr Blackett may (do it) when he pleases, he’ll defend himself & prove the Ground to be Freehold by the whole Country thereabouts & if that wont do he’ll justify it in another & better manner, so that you see he is very stiff & possitive in the affair he can be off no service to Mr Blackett, therefore its time wee should vindicate his right to this Grove if you think its Copyhold Tenure, but pray let us go upon Good grounds & therefore inform your self more certainly in this Matter, if you can possibly get any further Information amongst the old People in the Neighbourhood, when you have done you’ll take Mr Allgood in your way to Newcastle & lay both y[ou]r & Dr Watts affair before him & take his directions what must be done, & get his Lre to Mr Blackett upon it that we may not be chargeable with neglect of  Duty. I am    etc					J R

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