Letter – Walter Blackett to Joseph Richmond – 18 Jan 1757

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Jan 1757
Correspondent: Walter Blackett
Recipient: Joseph Richmond
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You are to continue to pay the Revd. Mr Dawson & Mr John Cross forty pounds a year to each in half yearly Payments, you are to pay the Revd. Mr Wm Armstrong twenty Guineas a year for five years in half yearly Payments towards the Education of his Son, You must also pay Mr. Wm. Ward of Morpeth any Sum not exceeding Seventy Pounds towards repairing the Elsden Turnpike, & the Treasurer of the Carlisle Road any sum he shall ask for, not exceeding two hundred Pounds to repair & finish the said Road, & you are to pay Mr Robert Sorsbie twenty Guineas 	January 18th, 1757.

      Wr. Blackett

[In Richmond’s hand:] NB By Sir Walter’s lre to Mr. Wm. Armstrong wch he shewed me this 4th April the money to be paid him.

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