Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 1 Jul 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Jul 1766
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Walter Blackett B[arone]t at Wallington                          Newcas[tle] 1st July 1766

Hon[ou]rd Sir                    I am sorry for the hurt you have received in your Leg. I have told Mr Lambert about it, and he has sent by the Bearer a box of ointment; which he desires you will make use of instead of Turners cerate, which he says is improper. The ointment is to be spread upon the lint sent along with it.- upon as much of it at a time as will cover the sore; and then over all a poultice, made of white bread, & milk, & oil, is to be laid; which must be kept on with a bandage of linen, not tyed over light. He recommends it to you to give your leg as much ease as possible till the sore is healed, & to dress morning & evening.

I have sent Mr Douglas’s letter to Mr Brown; who has not yet sent the ultimatum about the colliery.

Mr Stoddard of Chollerton was gone about half an hour before I got your Letter. The cook is not yet come.

I hear a good character of Stoddart, the weaver, who applied to you at Wallington for charity; and shall give him tomorrow what you ordered. I am etc           HR

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