Letter – Joseph Richmond to William Robson – 19 Feb 1760

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Feb 1760
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: William Robson
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr Wm Robson at Wallington   							19th Febry 1760

Sir 	I have sent you by Mr Turner 4 leases and the articles belonging to them vizt. Thos Wanless  Geo Browns  Marg' Hunter's and Dodds and Dixon.  The 3 last I have filled up pursuant to the articles, as you desired to have them sent you, tho' I would have chose rather that Geo Brown and you sho[ul]d have been together first because  he puts a very different construction upon the article from what you do, as you will see by the letter I sent you by him and w[hi]ch if he has not yet brought you, he is a very trifling, if not an unfair man.    As I remember he declared he took the farm for 21 years from Mayday 1759 at £245 a year neat and that he wo[ul]d never have it upon any other terms.  But you say it is to be at £261 for the first year and at £245 for 20 years from Mayday 1760.    There are some other differences between you but I hope you  will settle them all with him when you get him to Wallington w[hi]ch I would advise you to do before you give Mr Hunter any others their leases; if they are to have any ground off his farm   I hope you are peacefully well again

I am etc   JR

NB Sir Wr had not requested these leases

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