Letter from Samuel Homfray to Messrs Haynes and Douglas

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1808-04-23
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Collection of letters and accounts relating to Richard Trevithick's patent on a portable high pressure steam engine

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A letter from Samuel Homfray to Messrs Haynes and Douglas expressing his objection to signing a deed as part of Ricard Trevithick's sale of his share in the high-pressure steam engine patent.

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Extent:
205
255
Identifier:
MS/1944/08
Access:
Open Access
Transcription:
Messrs Haynes & Douglas
Tottenham Court Road
London

Penydarran Place
Gentn Apl 23rd 1808
In a letter I have
rece'd from Mr Bill, he [?]
you have not rece'd the letter
I wrote from Messrs Strong + Stills
to you, which fully accscie'd your
wishes as to they not calling
upon you for more Money for
supporting the Patent, tahn you
had pressed to Mr Bill & which
he mention'd to me - the ltter
[?] evry purpose as tho'
I has signed the deed - if you
have not rece'd it, some mistake
must have happened, & if you will
call at Messrs Strong + Stills, they
will show you the copy of it -
I have an objection to the
signing of deeds where a number
of parties are concerned if it can be avoided, (not
more to this than any other) &
especially where there appears no
kind of necessity for my signing.
From letters I have rece'd
from Mr Bill, who is now on a
journey, I am in hopes many
Engines will be ordeed & that we
shall be putin a train of getting
some [?] of monay for the great
trouble & expence, I have been at
in introducing the Engines which
are now beginning to be generally
understood - Our large Engine
goes on wonderfully well
& at any time it suits your
conveience to come into this
part of the world I shall be
happy to show it to you.

I remain
Gentn
Your most observt
Samuel Homfray

Messrs Haynes & Douglas