Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 20 Oct 1767

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Oct 1767
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Walter Blackett Baro[ne]t at Wallington                                 Newca[stle] 20th Octor 1767

Hon[ou]r[e]d Sir

Inclosed is Mr Paine’s Letter and the drawing for the Cornice; which as it is to be executed in plaister Mr Lockley says must be all finished before his work can be put up.

I have sent by the postman the Keys of the Office at Wallington and Mr Robson’s Closet, lest they should be wanted before I can be at Liberty to come; being engaged in preparing for the pays, & expecting the Accounts and pay bills down every day. if you please, the Keys of the Office may be given to Mr Forster, and he may get it cleaned out, and have the Use of it immediately; there being nothing left in it that was thought of any Consequence.

Dr Fawcet desires his Compliments to you; he say’s the Beadle’s place is not yet disposed of, that there are several for it, but that his chief care is to find out a good Man – he says he will pay great regard to your recommendation and has desired me to enquire particularly into Bulmer’s character. I have known him since 1741, and do not recollect any thing amiss in his behaviour. I am etc    HR

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