Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 18 Apr 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Apr 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Wr. Blackett  Bt.  M.P.  in Half Moon Street                             Newcas.  18 April 1770

                           Piccadilly  London

Honrd Sir    The Merchant in Rotterdam that you Enquire after, must be Mr. Chas. Allan; who has been several times here.  & whom you must have seen.  His Father Mr Lyonel Allan, who married a Sister of Lady Tankerville’s , was employed in Mr Wilkinson’s Executorship to sell the IBL Lead in Rotterdam, that is the Mark at this day of your refined Lead.  This Gentleman deals in it and I have lately sold a quantity of it to Mr Ralph Carr and Co. at £14 10s 0d a fother, which I believe was for him.  His Father and Brother died several years ago - but his Mother and Sister, who I think is called Rogers, are still living.  it is said he is for leaving off business and coming with his Wife & Family to live in England-  at Beverley in Yorkshire having acquired a very handsome fortune.

    So little is said about the Water, or Mr Tytlers’s Experiments, that no Judgement can be made of people’s sentiments about it.  I have heard him reckoned an Excellent Chymist, much Superior to Dr Rotherham; & think the Dr’s report of the Water will have Credit daily.

    Mr Blackett is very well, & says he will write a few Lines by this post.  All is very quiet here at present, & I hope will continue so when Evening comes, as the Magistrates have given proper Orders to the Constables and other peace officers.     I am etc    HR

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