Letter – Joseph Richmond to William Darwin – 10 Aug 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Aug 1761
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr. Wm. Alvey Darwin

Grays Inn London

Sir   Mr Thos. Dunn Ald[erma]n of Durham who marr[ie]d a Daug[the]r of Edwd. Harrison’s called on me today by the ord[e]r of Mr Meackham abo[u]t Mr Beaumonts money. I have acquainted him how the matter stands, that I have rece[iv]ed £70 & that £130 remains yet unp[ai]d wch I cannot get notwithstanding the sev[era]l processes I have served on him, & sent up my affid[avi]t of serving the same wch has been attended w[hi[ch £0.19s.1½d Expence besides all my trouble abo[u]t it. Why Mr Beaumont has been so indulged I do not know. I am sure I have done all in my power to get the money I hope before you come out of Town you will get Mr Thomas or some of the parties to write to Mr Beaumont to pay me the money for he does not regard my speaking to him. You know I wo[ul]d have remitted the £70 as soon as I rece[iv]ed it, but it was tho[ugh]t fit I sho[ul]d not do it till the whole money was paid.

I am etc     JR 

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