Letter – Walter Blackett to Bishop of Durham – 31 May 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 May 1761
Correspondent: Walter Blackett
Recipient: Bishop of Durham
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To the Hon[our]able & Rt. Rev[eren]d The B[isho]p of Durham London                                                         

                                                                                                              Wallington 31st May 1761

My Lord              I beg that my Silence in respect to the Lease for years may not be construed to my disadvantage. The renewal of that Lease hath employed my thoughts ever since I came into the country, & after making the best judgem[en]t I can upon the nature of it I desire your L[or]ds[hi]p will be pleased to sett a Fine for the renewal of it in the manner it is now & ever hath been drawn since the commencement of it, for a variation may hereafter be attended with many difficulties & disputes. & as I am only tenant for Life & a sort of Trustee for remainders I should be glad to leave it to them in the manner I found it without any variation. I hope my Lord you are in perfect health & that we shall soon have the pleasure of your company in the North, being &c       Wr. Blackett      

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