Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 26 Dec 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Dec 1761
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Sir Walter Blackett Bt. M.P. to be left at the Cocoa tree in Pall mall London 

                                                                                                                         26th December 1761

Hon[ou]rd Sir       Mr Wm Featherston died on Wednesday night of a Dropsy. People speak variously of the circumstances in wch he has left his family: & therefore as he owed you £135 for 4 & ½ years rent for Kenton Hall, Stone Close, etc due at Martin[ma]s last I desire to know whether you will allow the Hay & Horses which are now there to be removed before this sum is paid, or sufficient security given for it. I am informed Mrs Featherston will take administra[tio]n, as there is no will; & that Mr Ab[raha]m Dixon intends to assist her in settling her affairs.

Allanheads & Coalcleugh pays, wch came to £4179.14s.2d were made on the 17th inst. And my father has remitted Mr Darwin £335.8s.0d on acco[un]t of the Quarterly payments to be made in London.

Mr Surtees of Mensforth is abroad, so that no ans[we]r can yet be got from him about Sir George Tong    I am etc                                HR  

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