Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 1 Apr 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Apr 1769
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Wr Blackett Baro[ne]t MP in Half Moon Street

Piccadilly London                                                                                  Newca[stle] 1st April 1769

Hon[ou]r[e]d Sir

Yesterday I received your Letter inclosing your Bond for Fifteen hundred pounds to Mrs Mary Loraine dated 28th instant; & wrote directly to Mr John Bell to acquaint her of it, with this money when received, & Mrs Browells £1500 in May, your Bonds to Mr Ald[erma]n Bell will be discharged. But I have no prospect at present of sufficient means to satisfy the ordinary payments till Midsum[me]r.

I have 3000 p[iece]s of lead to sell but no body to buy it at present, & whether Commissions will come in time is uncertain. However Dukesfield pay must be made; which will be £4000, & there is £500 I understand due for Hexham Bridge.

Upon Mr Darwins mentioning that Dr Sharp might be able to furnish you with a Copy of the Endowment of the Vicarage of Hartburn I wrote to him in your Name; & have an Answer that he will send you a Copy of the Appropriation of the Rectory in the Year 1250; & that he has some papers relating to Greenwich hospital which he will let you have a Copy of if they will be of any use to you. I have wrote him they will & so probably you will receive them soon if so, I think it would be right for Mr Darwin to send a Copy for your office here.

The Intelligence Extraordinary about the B_k_r pink is thought to express the dissatisfaction of some patriots here, that expected greater matters from this Mayoralty; and have no other way of accounting for their disappointment, but by your Influence. I am etc    HR

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467