Letter – Joseph Richmond to Richard Wilson – 25 Dec 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Dec 1761
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Richard Wilson
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Richd. Wilson Esqr. at Leeds Yorkshire                                                   25th December 1761

Sir       I rec[iev]ed the favour of your Lre last post advising your receipt of mine of the 11th inst. I am sorry I sho[ul]d have given you so much trouble, wch I hope you will excuse as the bill was at so short a date. Mr James King has built nothing at Kenton but a Cottage for a tenant that has taken his share of the West farm & he seems to have laid aside the thoughts of building any thing more. What they build is meanly done & badly designed, just to serve their present purpose & will be of little or no advantage to the Estate when the Lease expires. If any of them sho[ul]d apply to you for a Building Lease & desire you to contribute tow[ar]ds the Expence they sho[ul]d mention the place & send you a plan of what they design & the work sho[ul]d be done under your direction. If you please to send your Letters to me under a cover, directed for Sr Wr Blackett to be left with me I shall get them free of postage. I wish you many happy years  & am etc Jos Richmond

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