Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 1 Aug 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Aug 1769
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Wr Blackett Bt at Wallington                                                    Newca[stle] 1st Augst 1769

Hon[ou]r[e]d Sir

Mr Darwin says the Articles for the purchase of Hexham Ferry are now executed by all the parties. As to the plan & Mem[oran]d[u]m about Langtihead boundary he says he does not remember seeing it.

I have sold 8000 p[iece]s of Lead, of the comon sort, to Mr Sorsbie for 14s a fo[the]r not being able to get more & not daring to wait any longer lest others sho[ul]d accept of the price. The Quakers Co have a very large Stock of Lead in London All unsold & ready for the Markett

I am etc    HR

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