Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 14 Apr 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Apr 1770
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.  14 April 1770

                           Piccadilly  London

Honrd Sir         I return you Thanks for the Interest you have been pleased to allow me for my £200 and for the offer you are so good as make with respect to any further Sum.  The day I received your Letter I charged this £200  in my Cash Acct.; as I have also done Major Carr’s One hundred pounds which I received on the 13th instant.  And today I have sent Mr Simond a Bill for Three hundred pounds which these two Sums amount to.  I have seen Mr Hedley, he says, he only meant an application for the Gaoler’s place and is sorry to have given Occasion for the offer of a hundred pounds which you are pleased  to make;  however he is obliged to you, and will let me know as soon as the family affairs of Mr Geo. Ord are settled.  He added he was sure there would be very little left for the children.   

     I am satisfied Mr Darwin is right in the Alteration he has made in the Schedule of the Woodcroft deeds;  for Mr Fawcett, tho employed for Mr Wood, has acknowledged it.   Mr Darwin knew better than any body all the transactions relative to your purchases in Chancery & therefore I sent the Deeds to him and desired he would examine them before you executed them.   I have charged the Five Guineas you left for the Officers Play in my Cash Account.

     Mr Errington’s Success in Lead mining is extraordinary.  You once had something similar at Rookhope.  he has not yet paid the £470 due on his Note, for the Anick Grange Wood, on the 1st instant - if he does not pay it in the Course of this Month I shall be disappointed for I reckoned upon it as a Sum towards making Dukesfield pay.  you left the Note with me; so I am prepared to receive the Money as soon as Mr Errington pleases.

    I am told three half Crowns is too much for the freight of the three kits of Salmon; they were Shipt by John Cook, who kitts the Salmon, and he says he made no Bargain with the Master for the freight of them.    I am etc    HR

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467