Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 23 Nov 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Nov 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Wr Blackett  Bt. MP. in Half Moon Street                     Newcas.   23  Novemr 1770

Piccadilly   London

Honrd. Sir      Mr Forster and Mr Sadler were both here, at the Fair, yesterday when I received your Letter about WhiskerShield.  Mr Sadler thinks there are some grounds between it and your boundary; but they will view it as soon as the Snow is off the ground - for we have had a great deal, & a severe frost for two days, but now it is open, rainy weather again. Sir Edward and Lady Blackett set out yesterday for London.  Four pine Apples have been brought in today from Wallington, which seem to be very fine ones, & Mr Duffield says will be the last this Season.  All your friends have been well supplied with them; & therefore you will please to let me know if I must send them by the Fly to London - perhaps they may keep till you come, for they seem to be fresh cut.  The Taylor says there is Brown & Blue Cloth & Lace & Shag enough for the Liveries & frocks for all the Servants.  PS Mr Grey says they have resolved on an Application for a Bill for regulating the Fishings in the Tweed & that they have sent Letters to 31 Noblemen & Gentlemen requesting their support & that one was addressed to you in London. I am etc   HR

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