Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 3 Nov 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Nov 1761
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr William Alvey Darwin at his Chambers in Greys Inn London

                                                                                             Newcastle 3rd November 1761

Sir    I hope you got well to town before this. Sometime ago, by Sir Walters directions I sent Mr. Halhead the depositions in the cause Wharton ag[ain]st the B[isho]p & Sir Wm. Blackett & others, wch were taken on behalf of the Comp[lainan]t but have heard nothing f[ro]m him. I conclude we shall have an Enquiry made soon, after the depositions taken in the same cause on behalf of the def[endan]ts, & therefore hope you have given directions to search according to the minutes you made in your pocket book when here for I sho[ul]d be sorry they sho[ul]d find them out & we remain ignorant of them.

I wish you could explain how it happened that the B[isho]ps ans[we]r was not put in till 1693. I have some notion that this is an ans[we]r to a differ[en]t bill than what Sir Wm. Blackett answers to in 1681, both because the B[isho]p answers to points not suggested in the bill, & also because of the publication of all the depositions made so long before as in Mich[alma]s term 1684   I am etc    HR    

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