Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 12 Dec 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Dec 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir W[alte]r Blackett B[arone]t MP in                      Newcas[tle] 12th Decem[be]r 1764

Halfmoon Street Piccadilly London

Hon[ou]rd Sir    I received and have given to Mr Heron the appointment to the Bailiffs Office; and he has signed the instrument in favour of Mr Ord. I hear Mr Lowes is disappointed!

Mr Graham the Curate of Hexham died on Sunday last: the Curacy I believe is worth better than £50 a year.

A Fire happened at Dukesfield on Sunday last, during the time of service at Whitley Chapel; which burnt down four of the Out houses and as the wind was high the other buildings were saved with great difficulty, and only by the help of the people from the Chapel. These are the particulars I have received of this Accident.

Mr Peareth has got the Order for the payments. I wish you a good Journey. I am etc HR

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