Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 24 Nov 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Nov 1765
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

Wallington                                                               Newcas[tle] 24th Nov[embe]r 1765

Hon[ou]rd Sir        When you are at Hexham Mr Bell will bring you the dra[f]t of a bill for £1000 upon the Gov[erno]rs of Qu[een] Anns bounty, which you will please to sign before Mr Brown of Whitley: who is to witness it and then it is to be sent to Mr Darwin.

I think it is a pity that there should be a practice of applying to the Justices of the Peace when at Hexham to redress nuisances there wch your court can take cognizance of and can remove or punish for as effectually as they can. For this practice will in time lower the authority of your court very much. I am etc     HR

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