Letter – Henry Richmond to William Robson – 4 Sep 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Sep 1761
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Robson
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr Wm. Robson at Wallington                                              Newcastle 4 September 1761

Sir      I am sorry you are likely to have so much trouble about young Moraleys crop. I think you had better proceed upon the authority wch the law gives S[i]r Walter as Landlord, I mean by Distress, rather than upon the right you suppose the settled acco[un]t between Moraley & you has given you over this standing crop. Therefore look into the Landlords Law & see whether you can sell the crop before you cut it. I think you cannot. But you can reap it, carry it off the premises to any Barn hired for the purpose, not too far off, & then you can get the same appraised & after that can dispose thereof.  But you are within a week after you remove the crop to give him notice where you carry it to. In all other respects you are to proceed as in distraining any other goods. I have sent you a pig of Lead. P.S. I wo[ul]d give him notice that you distrain  such & such corn for, so much rent due to Sr Wr Blackett. You know that the arrear due Mayday last was £101.5s.0d of wch you have accounted to me for £68.4s.10d.

I am etc     HR

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