Letters – John Rudd to John Ord – 5 Nov 1721

Document Type: Letters
Date: 5 Nov 1721
Correspondent: John Rudd
Recipient: John Ord
Archive Source: NRO 324/W3/18/1
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…went from home last Sunday and did not return till Thursday when I found your letter and Sent to Mrs Smith and find that she has £1000 to pay att London and expects a letter tomorrow about itt and desited I would not write to you before the post comes in. The money was to be paid to Mr Eyres but he being lately dead she expects some Orders tomorrow from his Ex[ecuto]r about it. And if the Ex.r is ready to receive itt she will then take £1000 and get it returned – or phaps make you a p.sent of £5 if you can pay it tatt London – and she says she will also want £400 more which she is to pay here But she will herself write by Mr fetherston her full Orders about itt. I am agoieing to Richmond this morning and Shall not returne till Wednesday & am Sr yr very humble Servt

	Jno Rudd

Durh 5 Nov
last part of a letter, presumably to John Ord. The year is not given, but assigned here to 1721 since it appears to relate to attempts to repay the Smith mortgage ata round that time

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