Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 6 Jan 1762

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jan 1762
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Sir Wr Blackett Bt MP to be left at the

Cocoa tree in Pall mall London                                                                  6 January 1762

Hon[ou]rd Sir      Pursuant to your directions, of securing the rent due from the late Mr Featherston in the civilest manner, I put off distraining till Mr John Cookson came to Town on Monday: when I acquainted him of what was intended, & desired that, if proper security co[ul]d not be given, such horses might be pointed out to be seized as would be sufficient for your rent & least prejudicial to the assets. He desired I might not do anything till he consulted with some other persons concerned. & yesterday he gave me His promisory note for £135 payable to you at Mayday next, being in full for the 4 and ½ y[ea]rs rent due at Martin[ma]s last; a copy of wch note is on the other side. I accepted this security, as I was of opinion is [it] wo[ul]d be sufficient & more agreeable to you than a seizure & sale of the Race horses probably much under their Reputed worth among the Gentlemen of the Bridle; by some of whom they are valued at £1600. I hope what is done will meet with your approbation & am etc      HR  

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