Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 19 Nov 1775

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Nov 1775
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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Sir Walter Blackett Bt  Half moon Street                                 Newcas  Sundy  19th Novr 1775

               Piccadilly   London

Honed Sir

	Mr Gibson will seize Mr Forsters goods & Stock to morrow, but he cannot be dispossessed of his House & farm till Maydy next - Mr John Bell told me yesterday that Forster has received £18. 10s. 0d of Hexham Rents and he would have gone on, ‘tis plain, to have picked up all he could if this publication of his dishonesty had not stopt him - Mr Gibson & Mr Darwin will consider what further use can be made of the Warrant of Attorney which is for £500: as I do not expect his goods & Stock will amount to £200 - his discharge from your Service will be published to morrow as soon as the Seizure is made.  Robt Allgood owes you above four Years Rent for <Redburn> which is £196 and Westgarth Forster says nothing will be due to him at Allanheads Pay.  So you have no Security but the Stock on the farm - but Mr Bell, in whose Receipt this Rent is, says It is Sufficient.  One Rt Campbell has drawn a Bill on you for £4. 14s. 0d for 150 Bottles of Spa Water which is paid - I humbly thank you for a dozen Bottles that I had of it, which were of Service & hoping you continue to recover your Health                                                                                         I am etc    HR

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