Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 19 Jul 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Jul 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir W[alte]r Blackett Baro[ne]t at                                                    Newcas[tle] 19th July 1764


Hon[ou]rd Sir                      I have sent the papers and the key of your scrutore by the cook. Mr Baker has sent you a Cag of Gunpowder, which I shall send to Wallington on Saturday.

I do not think Mr Armstrong or Mr Robson expect any particular reward on acco[un]t of the Winlaton Business. Only as I have heard that there are several of the cottagers that are not able to pay even the moderate charge of half a Guinea for their Leases it might be proper to let such have them for nothing, & for Sir Edw[ar]d and you to pay Mr Armstrong & Mr Robson the half Guinea rather than let any of the cottagers remain without Leases.

I shall acquaint Mr Dockwray when he comes from Harrowgate that you submit to pay tithe for Ryal Ingo and Kearsley, probably he will be glad to compromise the matter by letting your Tenants have their Tithe, during their present Leases at least, under some easy composition. If you approve of it I shall try what he will say to the proposal.

I will enquire after the character of John Armstrong. Mr Thompson expects L[or]d Northumberland will be at Alnwick in about a week; but the day of his coming is not yet fixed. I am etc H R

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