Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 24 Aug 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Aug 1766
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To S[i]r W[alte]r Blackett B[arone]t at Hexham Abbey  Newcastle Sund[a]y 24 Aug[u]st 1766       

Hon[ou]rd Sir       The Letter for Mr Shafto was sent by Fryday’s post, & that for Jamaica too there being no better conveyance for such a Letter from hence.

Mr Heron, I am told, is at Hexham. Inclosed are Mr Fawcetts & Mr Wilson’s opinions abo[u]t the Bailifs’ power, & the assize of bread, in Hexham.

Mr Maughan thinks the Custom of taking off the money lent yo[u]r miners in Weardale, to the time of reckoning with them for the pay, ought to be continued notwithstanding the inclosed letter: But as to the manner of lending the money it may be altered, if you think proper, with respect to those to whom two months subsistence at a time proves a temptation to extravagance & they may have only one months money.

Please to accept my thanks for the venison. I am etc        HR

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