Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 21 Dec 1763

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Dec 1763
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/2
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21 December 1763, Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett

To Sir Walter Blackett Bart M.P.                                             Newcastle 21 Decr 1763

in half moon street Piccadilly


Hon[our]d Sir/ I receive your Lre inclosing your Bond to Mrs Byne; but as I cannot get the money before tomorrow and you will be gone into Berkshire before my Lre by Fridays post would get to London, it will be safest not to make the remittance till you return to London.

My Bro[the]r will let me know as soon as he can hear of an other Thousand Pounds.

I compute I have as much money as will make the partnership pay which the stewards are now reckoning for and also the Ordinary payments for two or three months: But yet as I have only sold 400  p[iece]s [of] Lead since 12th Sept[embe]r last & there is not the least demand at present; I do not know where to get any more, and am much afraid that a daily Flux without any Reflux will run me quick a Ground before the Spring trade comes on. By Accts from <Hull> the price of Lead there, is fallen to £14.10s.4d. Inclosed is an Account of the sums I paid the 17th of last month at Wallington.

I am very sensible of your Goodness in the Inquiry about Mr Lothean. He talks of being here as soon as his accounts at the Navy office are almost finished. I heartedly wish you many happy returns of this season & am etc   HR  
Another copy of this letter is included in the ledger after the letter to Richard Wilson on 16th December

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