Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 24 Apr 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Apr 1771
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.   24th   April 1771

  Piccadilly, London

Honrd. Sir      The pay for the Lead Mills amounts to £5156 . 4s . 0½d and is to be made on the 1st of next Month & I am now busy in getting the Accots. and the Money ready for it.  And the Rent day at Wallington will be the Monday following.   After these Affairs are over I will make out such a State of the Case as you direct about the Compositions & the Leases of Weardale Mines.    Inclosed is Mr Liddells Letter, What he says about the Election in 1741 & my Fathers persuading him to stay at home so much to his Loss are things I am a Stranger to further than remembering its being said that his Life was saved by staying at home, when his Ship was lost.

     The Weather is now mild & seasonable & we have had fine soft showers to day.  I wish you a good Journey down &  am etc    HR

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467