Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 10 May 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 May 1765
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Walter Blackett B[arone]t MP in                       Newcas[tle]  10th May 1765

Half Moon Street Piccadilly London

Hon[ou]rd Sir         I shall send Mr Darwin a bill for £400 in a few posts, to be placed to your account, as you ordered: and shall at the same time send him one for £300 on acco[un]t of the quarterly payments.

I have been at Wallington this week receiving the rents; but had a very poor receipt, and the  arrears are still increasing.

The Mr Isaacson that applied to byou for a place, is the Younger & lesser of the late collector Isaacsons Son’s, that married the late Recorder Isaacson’s Daughter.

I doubt it will not be easy to meet with such a servant here, as you want in John Williams’s room; but I will make inquiry.

We had all last week very cold, pincing, Easterly winds: but the weather has been more favourable this week; and things looked very well at Wallington, all but the  apricock trees, which Mr Duffield thinks have suffered.

Stephen Dial, who is in Goal [sic] on acco[un]t of the robbery of Capt[ai]n Jubbs Ship and the promisory note given by him for the value of the things which it was supposed he had taken, is now discharged on common bail: only is detained for his Goal fees, which are about 11 shillings. I am etc HR

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