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To Sir W[alte]r Blackett B[arone]t MP in half moon Street Piccadilly London Newcas[tle] 12th March 1766 Hon[ou]rd Sir Mr John Brown of Kitkharle who was attacked about ten days ago with apleuretic disorder, died last night of it! he was a sensible,active, honest man and will be missed in this part of the country, very much. Mr Matt Stephenson has sent hither two peach trees, the one called the madeleine de courson, the other the gross violette: and also a pear tree called the Doyenne’ greis, a pear which he says, he believes, is not known in England; and is only to be met with at the Carthusian convent at Paris. I shall send them to Walling[to]n by the cart on Saturday, and write Mr Duffield about them. Your Lead Mills pay, to the 31 Decem[be]r last, wch comes to £3316.18s.4 ¼ d is to be made the 20th instant. P.S. Inclosed is a Letter I received from Mr Grey with a copy of the answer I sent to it. If you think anything further should be said at present you will please to signify it. I am etc HR Six o’clock. I have just now heard that Mr Armstrong S[i]r Ed. Blacketts steward died this morning.