Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 16 Mar 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Mar 1771
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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 To Sir Wr Blackett  Barot.  M.P. Half Moon Street                Newcas.   16th   March 1771

  Piccadilly, London

Honrd. Sir      I have received Mr Thurston’s Agreement for the Tithe Ore of Weardale Mines, & shall endeavour to remit Money to Mr Darwin half-yearly for the Composition - for I suppose he will not require the payment quarterly, tho it is so stipulated.  this I should know.

   Mr Bell says he acquainted the Trustees of Hexham School about Mr Busby, as you ordered, but that they had not had any Meeting when he came from thence yesterday.

    One of his Majesty’s Sloops came into the River Yesterday, while the Sailors were in the height of their outrages, and struck such a panic into them that they got on Board their respective Ships, and above 70 Sail got to sea directly; & two of the Ringleaders have been taken up and brought hither to day for Examination; and it is thought they will be able to prove something Criminal against them so I hope there will be an End of this Commotion which began to grow formidable.      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