Letter – Joseph Richmond to William Darwin – 25 Dec 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Dec 1761
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr. Wm. Alvey Darwin                                                            25th December 1761

Grays Inn London

Sir      Inclosed you receive two bills as above for £335.8s.0d the re[ceip]t of wch you will please to advise me of, & place them to acco[un]t with Sr. Wr Blackett tow[ar]ds making the quarterly payments. & in your Lre of advice I desire you will mention that you have rec[iev]ed them for that purpose, that it may be a proper voucher for me. P.S. I am sorry you sho[ul]d have given yourself so much trouble abo[u]t Andrew Richardsons money. I expected it was to have been bro[ugh]t to you. If you receive it, place it to my acco[un]t & let me know what it is when the charges are deducted that I may pay his mother. I should be glad to find that Sr. Wm. Blackett was by order of Court in 1684 to have been pl[ain]t[iff] in the issue then directed to be tried abo[u]t the Leadmines. Because I see by his Lres that he was ab[ou]t that time anxious to get the matter settled with Mr Wharton by selling him his Lease of the Inclosures for £200 less than it cost him  I am etc  JR 

£135.8.0                                                                  Newcastle 28 November 1761

Thirty five days after date pay to Mr Jos Richmond or his order One hundred & thirty five pounds Eight shillings value received & place it to acco[un]t as advised by –

Messrs Robt Willis & Co                                                              Wm. Clayton       

Merchants in London

Sirs                                                                    Newcastle 25th December 1761 £ 200 - -

Twenty days after date pay Mr William Alvey Darwin or order Two hundred pounds value received & place the same to acco[un]t as advised by  

To Messrs Plumb & Browne                              Sirs          Your mo[st] hble serv[an]t

Goldsmiths in Foster Lane                                                         Jos Richmond    


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