Letters – George Allgood to John Ord – 18 Jun 1719

Document Type: Letters
Date: 18 Jun 1719
Correspondent: George Allgood
Recipient: John Ord
Archive Source: NRO 324/W3/18/1
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      After a good deal of trouble wee brought the matter bare between Sr Wm Blackett & Sr Wm Thomson only yesterday morning the Agreements were executed the substance of wch is that Sr W B confirmes the former agreement for the £8800 for the purchase of my Lady’s jointure of £800 p Ann and of her Dower or any <P.tence> thereto and the tender of the Release of the Dower And Sr W T agrees to give a years time for paymt of sd £8800 with Inteest and to stop all proceedings in the Suite Depending in the Exchequer thereabouts.

	And Sr Wm B Agrees <waiting> 2 months to make a mortgage of such part of the estate as is in his power wch shall be thought reasonable for securing the paymt of the sd £8800 & Intrest for when we come to make the mortgage shall take care to Except sd mortgage of £9000. the security will be sufficient for both. And if no Mortgage made for W T stands but upon the foot of the old Agreement.

	I hope you have made the mortgage for the £9000 And has <De[livere]dd> your Deeds & a Weeke or 14 days agoe before Sir W T concludes they were executed some time agoe.

	Sr Wm B went up to Richmond to see his Sister Marshall Last night & not yet come to towne. And when your mortgage Deeds come shall date them: 14 dayes agoe. & take the receipt for the moneys accordingly or rather Sr Wm may Sign the Re[cei]pt when he comes Downe I believe this Step will putt matters upon an <active> Disposition if peace I had almost Lost by thinking to know wt Sr W B was in time. I called at Sr Wm T This evening between 8 & 9 but he was att the Sittings in the <Cvlly>. your  not mentioning 4 particular Estates & not the remainder made as a Mortgage I fancy Sr W T will be pressing of you by another Lre this post to have a more particular Ans[wer]

	I am yr faithfull Servt

	Geo Allgood

18th June 1719
recipient not stated but reference to ‘your mortgage’ indicates it was addressed to Ord

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