Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 2 Apr 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 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.  2nd April  1770

                           Piccadilly  London

Honrd Sir        My Brother says he can borrow £2000 on your bond at £4 per centm.  - he does not tell me of whom, but that the Sum cannot be divided and will be wanted again in about Eighteen Months.  I expect he will send me a Bond to inclose, that if you Chuse to have this Money you may execute and return it.  and on my receiving the Money I will charge it in my Cash Acct.  and get a Bill for it at as short a date as possible, to send to Mr Simond or Mr Darwin or as you shall direct me.  I propose remitting a £1000 out of the Woodcroft Money as soon as Mr Ward pays it me, and another £1000 soon after Midsumr. out of the other Money that I expect will against then come into my hand.  When Mr Wm. Hunter pays the £300 I can remit it as also Major Carrs £100 when he comes home and pays it me.  And if you please I can remit £200 of my own Money, that I have had paid me in, on your giving me your Note for it at such Interest as you think proper - the form of which with a Blank for the Interest, I have here Inclosed.  All these Sums as they come into the Chest I shall Charge in my Cash Account and shall send one or more Bills for them as shall be most Convenient and as you please to direct.

     I am glad Mr Strickland goes abroad with you.  his Experience and Cheerfulness will make Travelling easy and pleasant.

     I do not think there is any Increase as to Numbers in the Bill of Rights party in this Town nor is there any yet seen in of violence of their Spirits - it is expected they will < …> a little on the day of Mr Wilks’ Inlargement and it is feared the Mob will join them for an Illumination.  I hope they will not break yr. windows for it has not been usual to illuminate them but on very Joyful occasions, such as great victories or peace.

    The Cloth and Lace for the Liveries are made and now in the Office; it is likely Wm. Hall and the postillion will be in want before your return.

     The Answer to that part of your Letter about a quarly remittance after Midsumr. I thought would be better upon a separate sheet which is inclosed herewith.             I am etc    HR

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