Letter – Joseph Richmond to Richard Wilson – 12 Feb 1760

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Feb 1760
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Richard Wilson
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Richd Wilson Esq at Leeds						12th Febry 1760


	I have acquainted Mr Gunn with the contents of the last letter relating to the Quarry rent commencing from Candlemass and he desires me to acquaint you that by the expression in the article of leasing the quarry at anytime before Mayday  he understood a liberty also to break and work the stones till Mayday clear of rent.  But not to lead any away till after that time;  and says that in all the quarries he ever took he always had 3 or 4 and sometimes 6 months allowed to make preparations before the rent commenced and therefore he positively refuses to pay any further rent than is expressed in the article whether the bargain stand or not.  I have said all I can to induce him to pay this quarters rent to no purpose I therefore defer exchanging the articles till I receive your answer wch I desire as soon as convenient.    The boundary between Kenton and Newbigin is an old

crooked fence and your tenant and Ld Carlisle's are both desirous to give and take and have it drawn straight, wch is to be done at Ld Carlisle's sole expense so that I presume you will have no objection, for the hedge all belongs to Newbigin and we will have to take care that you receive no Inquiry     I hope Mr Wilson continues to recover wch I shall be very glad to find  

I am etc      JR

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