Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 14 Dec 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Dec 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Wr Blackett  Barot.  M.P.  in Half Moon Street                       Newcas.   14th  Decr 1770

     Piccadilly, London

Honrd. Sir      Last post I received the letter from Mr Douglas of which the inclosed is a Copy.  Such an Accident at this time is particular and suspicious but I shall see Mr Brown tomorrow and learn his sentiments about it.  I wrote them on the 11th  instant according to Mr Fawcetts advice that “I am well assured Sir W  Bt. expects every article in the Colliery Lease to be strictly performed by the Lessees & that neither any of the Covenants therein Nor the Lease itself, shall be avoided but by a Compliance with & performance of the requisites set for it in the Lease.”  The Grove Stewards were here last Monday for the Money & carried away with them £18850 in Specie, over and above what I had paid for Gunpowder Candles, etc.  & all the Subsistence Money advanced them in the Year.   They had nothing new to tell about the Mines.   As to those in Weardale I have desired them to be careful of misusing any considerable Lead-charge till the disposition of the new Rector is discovered.  I wish you a good Journey hither and  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