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Document ReferencePl C 62/10
TitleLetter from William Clayton, Harleyford [Buckinghamshire] to [W.H.C. Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd] Duke of Portland; 16 Feb. 1769
Date16 February 1769
Extent2 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionWrites that he had instructed his agent to tell Mr Wodehouse that he was prepared to take the business to arbitration; assumes that the duke is not happy with this offer; points out that previous purchasers of his property were happy to give the price asked without any valuation; mentions that he could have sold the stables for £700 two years before but was already in negotiations with the duke; agrees to take the rent at £35 p.a. and asks Mr Wodehouse to call on Mr Bristow to settle this; hopes this will be the end of a most distressing argument; vows never to negotiate without articles of agreement again.

See also Pl C 28, Pl C 43/13, and Pl C 62/8.
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA35987Woodhouse; John (fl 1761-1778); Mr; legal adviser/agent of 3rd Duke of Portland?fl 1761-1778
NA40468Bristow; George (fl 1768-1769); Mr; lawyer of Merchant Taylors' Hallfl 1768-1769
NA33424Clayton; William (c.1718-1783); Mr; M.P. for Great Marlow 1761-83c.1718-1783
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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