Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 15 Feb 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Feb 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Walter Blackett Baro[ne]t M.P.                          Newcas[tle]        15th Febry    1764

In Halfmoon Street Picadilly London

Hon[ou]rd  Sir      Mr Peareth  says the 5d a Chald[ron] is a Duty which the Town of Newcastle has taken time imemorially of every Person who exports Coals; unless he is free of this Town, or of the Cinque ports or certain other ports to the number of 26 in all. & that it is for the  Conservatorship of the River. As to the Tickett money he says it is only a Shilling for each Ship each Voyage, & is paid to the Ballast Officer who keeps a regular acco[un]t of what each ship brings in. I am afraid this Business will engage you against your Health, but as Mr Ridley proposes setting out for London on Monday next, he will be up time enough, I hope to save you a great deal of trouble.

The selling Winlaton would make your Lead Carriage liable to many way leaves wch it is now clear of, & to Combinations among the Carriagemen for price wch your Tenants by moving first with the Lead have often put an End to.  I am he                      HR

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