Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 13 Mar 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Mar 1771
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Wr Blackett  Bt.  M.P.  in half Moon Street                      Newcas.   13th  March 1771

  Piccadilly, London

Honrd. Sir      I received your Letter of the 9th about Mr Busby time enough to write last Night to Mr Bell who is at Hexham, to wait upon the Trustees of the School with your Compliments & Recommendation of him.  I have seen him this morning & he thankfully accepts your offer of the Curacy, and makes no doubt of succeeding to the School; as he knows, he says, the Trustees only wait for your Approbation of him   -  Inclosed is the Form of Nomination to a perpetual Curacy, and such as have been made use of on former Occasions by you  -  & Mr Darwin can prepare a Stamp to this Effect, when you please - Mr Busby says if an Usher is wanting and Mr Orton pleases he will have no objection to him & as to Mrs Rumney, he says, the Trustees of the School have had it under Consideration how to accommodate her against Mayday next.   I am glad Mr Thurlow has agreed to take the same Composition for Weardale Tithe Ore as the Bishop of Chester had: & hope, if peace continues, you will be no loser by it.  You will please to let me know when the Article is signed; that Matters may be regulated accordingly.

    The <Ba  s>, & probably Interest of the Opposers of the Fishing Bill are great; but their property in the Tweed is comparatively so trifling that I should think their Council would make little Impression in parliament against so Equitable a Bill.  Mr <J Dorington> has paid his Subscription to Hexham Bridge in full.  but the Duke of Northumberland & the Duke of Portland no part of theirs.   I am etc    HR

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