Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 13 Feb 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Feb 1773
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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Sr Wr Blackett Barot. MP.  half Moon Street                                          Newcas 13th Febry 1773

         Picadilly London

Honrd. Sir

	Mr Wilson, who thinks he passed you on Wednesday Evening in the dark about five Miles on this Side of Northallerton says he is satisfied Sr Thos Wentworth will not sign the petition till Mr Phipps writes him he may safely do it - so Mr Lambert postpones waiting on him with it till he receives a Letter from Mr Darwin that Mr Phipps has wrote him he may sign it.

	Being told that the Exemplification of the late Sr Wm Blacketts Will must be produced in the house of Lords, in Case this Bill for the division of Winlaton is proceeded with, & knowing no way so safe as by the Waggon, tho’ it is the slowest way, I have sent it by this days Carrier to Mr Darwin & hope he will receive it safe for it is a Thing of Consequence; and should be sent back hither when this business is over - Mr Darwins late Illness naturally makes one think about the Writings relating to this Estate, which are in his Custody and which it would be very proper, at least, to have a Schedule of.  The postea on the Indictment of the Lead way which Mr Chr Johnson said was lost, has been met with in its proper place in the Office at Durham and is now in Mr Jac Lamberts hand who has promised to sent it by this Nights post to Mr Darwin.

	Mr Peareth thinks nothing can be done against the Combinations and Malpractices of the Lightermen this Sessions - there are many Laws in force against them - as the g Ann 1 Geo 1. 3 G2d  & 11Geo 2.                                                                I am etc       HR

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