Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 27 Feb 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Feb 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.   27  Febry 1771

        Piccadilly, London

Honrd. Sir      Mr Busby has not had a university Education, nor can I find that his Abilities as a School Master are very Eminent - but he is regular industrious young Man, of a good person & Countenance , his Air and Carriage grave: tho there is an Affectation in him that is disagreeable, & which spoils a good voice and Utterance he otherwise would have.  he was lately ordained Deacon.  is married with a Child or two - this is all I can learn of him, except what Mr Wood wrote to Mr Blackett & which he said he would send you yesterday.

    Mr Maughan says there is nothing particular in Weardale except that Dawson’s Grove, which was sick a few Weeks ago, is now poor again.  There was no Lease executed, between the Bishop of Chester and you, for the Tithe Ore.  & as to the Article, the Recorder says, such a One will bind your Executors.

    All the Wallington Leases are in Mr Forsters hands, and he is now at Berwick.  When he returns I will send One.  Since he and Mr Bell went thither, I have heard of a Bill intended for parliament this Sessions for making Turnpike roads in the County of Berwick, which will include the great Coal-carriage-roads from Unthank Scremerston etc - having an opportunity today, I have sent to them; desiring they will inform themselves whether such an Act would be beneficial to your Estate in that Neighbourhood, or otherwise.    I am etc    HR

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