Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 1 Feb 1772

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Feb 1772
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Walter Blackett Bt. Member of Parliament                  Newcas Saturday 1st. Febry 1772

  in Half Moon Street Piccadilly  London

Hond Sir

	Richard Abridge was paid his Wages before he set out, & I have since paid Samuel Tomlins, the Cook, in full of his wages and for his Journey; having first settled with him the House Notes.  Dr. Fawcett who has been seized suddenly with a Cholera Morbus & was very ill of it, is quite recovered & able to do duty again.  I have paid Dr. Sharp the £80 for Branxton Living  & he says Ld Crew’s Trustees  do not intend applying to Parliamt this Sessions for the Act to settle their Boundaries.  The Opposers of the Javel Group Bridge had another Meeting yesterday; at which £50 was subscribed: which is but a small Sum to pay the Borers, & Mr. Milne, & to support an opposition.  in this Cause Dr. Hall has subscribed five Guineas.  I find there is a dread among some of the Inhabitants of the Sandhill & Side that a dry Arch is to be thrown over the Close & the Road to mount up the Long Stairs, and by the Castle Garth to the Head of the Side!

	Mr Thompson’s Representation is generally exploded, & does not need any Counter publication.    I am etc                                                                               HR

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