Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 16 Feb 1767

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Feb 1767
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Wr Blackett Bt MP at his ho[use]                                                        16th Feb[rua]ry 1767

in Half moon Street, Piccadilly London

Hon[ou]r[e]d Sir

I am sorry Mrs Marshall is so ill; for I fear it will be difficult to meet with so good a Life, & more so to settle the Value of it with the Bishop. Mr Peareth & Mr Walton examined the Computations of  the profits of Weardale Mines previous to the last treaty with the Bishop in 1763 & I cannot think of any fitter persons for it now only as Mr Halhead is prejudiced ag[ains]t Mr Walton it may be as well to look out for another in his place. Mr Wm Brown I think will be unexceptionable, not only as he is conversant in computations of the like nature but also much relyed upon both by Mr Halhead & Mr Wilkinson, when they have occasion to employ him. If you approve of him I shall speak to Mr Peareth & him & as soon as the acco[un]ts are ready get them set to work unless I find Mr Brown has a General retainer from the B[isho]p w[hi]ch I do not apprehend.

I shall send a bill for £200 to be due about the time you ordered.

The hamper with the Acorns is come & will be sent to Wallington on Saturday & I will write to Mr Duffield about them   ps inclosed I return the paper of the fines etc p[ai]d the B[isho]ps  I am etc

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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