Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 18 Sep 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Sep 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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A Mr   Monsr Le Chevr Blackett  Seigneur Anglois                          Newcas.   18th   Sept 1770

    Au  Soin de Mr Louis Julien  Rue Simon le Franc

     à  Paris

Honrd. Sir     The Magistrates dined with Mr Ridley Yesterday and an Alteration was then made in what I wrote in my last, by Mr Surtees offering to serve as Mayor on Mr Ridley’s alledging his want of health for it this Year: but promising to take it the next.  Mr Liddel is to be the Sherif and as these officers are settled unanimously I hope everything will go on smoothly at Michas. 

    Mr Surtees has offered a Chamberlain’s place for any of your friends & it is bestowed on George Young the Cordwainer.  The Buck you ordered and a quantity of fruit will be sent the Mayor against the Guild day. People here are much divided between Coxlodge & Tyne Water - which latter Dr Rotherham is the great Advocate for.  He had a Lecture last week & has since published a treatise on Waters; but has not asserted as he did in his Letters to the Mayor that there was either Allum or Arsenic in Coxlodge Water: only that there is too much Alkali in it, which he says is prejudicial, tho’ Dr Black, a better Chymist, says otherwise.  No account is yet come from the London Chymist but I find the new Water Company are proceeding to bring Coxlodge Water to Town. 

     I wrote on the 25th Augst & 11th Septr  directed to Brusselles & have reced your two Letters of the 3rd instant.  I am glad you have met with so good a roadhorse & hope it will contribute both to your pleasure and health - Nothing else occurs at present but what I am ever mindful to be & that is etc     HR

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