Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 21 Jul 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 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]  21 July 1764 


Hon[ou]rd Sir     I have sent your Letter to Mr J[o]n[athon] Armstrong, and shall write to your Stewards to lay aside the practice of putting servants, or men hired by the day, into Bargains for raising ore in any of your mines. There is less of it now than formerly, but it ought to be intirely abolished; for it is certainly most to your advantage that the men themselves should enjoy their own earnings, their minds will thereby be engaged & they will labour in hope.

I have sent the Letter to Lord Cardross.

Mr Maughan is to be in Town next week for subsistence for the mine if he comes before Thursday I will take care to be at Wallington that Evening. I am etc       H R

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