Letter – Henry Richmond to Ralph Forster – 4 Aug 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Aug 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Ralph Forster
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To  Mr Ralph Forster at Cambo                                             Newcas.   4 Augst. 770

Sir      I have a Letter from Sir Walter Blackett who is well & orders that the Coach and Equipage & Servants shall all attend the high Sherif to meet the Judges on Monday the 20th instant. so you will tell the Coachman & others of it.  the Coach horses had better be here sometime before to be used to the Carriage; as you know it is a bustling kind of parade.  I believe Sir Edw. & Lady Blackett will be at Sir Walters house here in the Assize Week; so Mr Evans must be in Town.  Mr Simpson the High Sherif is to have a Buck, & he desires it may not be killed till the Thursday before the Assizes, as he has not opportunity of using it till the Middle of the Week; so you will tell Mr Sadler of this; & that two more must be killed to come in on the Friday with Mr Simpsons - One of which is for the Mayor, which may be killed on the Wednesday, the other as late as he can, to come in at that time; as it is to be divided among Sir Walter’s friends.  & pray tell Mr Duffield to reserve all the Fruit he can against that week.  & to bring or send it in on the Monday Evening.   Mr Ralph Carr of Dunstonhill has desired that John Snowball may be spoke to, who is says is heir to Peter Paterson & who he understands has received or is to receive some Effects under a Deed of Settlement made by Paterson, but has neither paid nor will give a Satisfactory answer to a poor Man who is now working with Mr Carr & will call upon you on Tuesday or Wednesday in his way home.  I wish you would give me some Answer to tell Mr Carr from Snowball, who I believe to be a fair dealing Man.  P.S.  If the grapes will not keep till the Assizes I could wish to have a few bunches for Mr Widdrington etc who is now come home - which you may mention to Mr Duffield.              I am etc    HR

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