Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 15 Jul 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jul 1766
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Walter Blackett Baro[ne]t at Wallington                                Newcas[tle] 15th July 1766

Hon[ou]rd Sir                Inclosed is Mr Grey’s Letter, and the abstract, which I have shewn my                              

Brother; and he thinks the Title will do, if Mr Elgin will leave money enough in your hand to secure you against the legacies charged on the Fisheries by his Fathers Bill. You are to give him your bond for this money; and he is to give you his for the disposition of it only in discharge of those Legacies.

When I told Mr Gibson yesterday that Mr Carr and Mr Cookson had refused to buy Kenton, he said they did not know their int[e]rest, and that he would write immediately to a Gentleman whom he thought it would suit and would leave no stone unturned to find you a purchaser.

I am very sorry to find by Mr Smiths Letter that Unthank Colliery is of less value than I ever imagined her to be for he does not believe he can vend more coals than eleven Hewers will work, that is 150 Tons only a year without forcing a Trade; and that I never knew advantageous- besides he says ¼ of the coals are small and only 2d a boll; whereas Mr Brown reckoned only 1/9 th part at that rate; and  Mr Robson none, but all at 4d a boll. I shall shew Mr Brown the Letter as soon as I can meet with him.

I have enquired at the Inns, but cannot find that Lord Tankerville is gone through this Town as soon as I hear any thing of him I will acquaint you. I am etc   HR

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