Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 27 Mar 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Mar 1765
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir W[alte]r Blackett B[arone]t MP at his house              Newcas[tle] 27 March 1765

In Halfmoon Street Piccadilly London      

Hon[ou]rd Sir         Inclosed is Peareth & Sorsbie’s bill on Freeman & Stainbanks for three hundred pounds; wch please to advise the recipt of.

Mr Ra Sparke of Hexham is Nephew to Mr Robt Lowes, was his clerk & is now his partner as I am informed & has a good fortune.

The fitters & others concerned in the Coal trade here are desirous of knowing of a certainty when the four shillings duty is to commence, in case Mr Grenville should not be convinced by the arguments from Sunderland. A Letter from Mr Waters, that it was to commence on the 25th instant occasioned some of them to be at an extraordinary expence in executing hastily their foreign commissions.

Willm Ireland seems to be declining, & thinks he cannot manage the hothouse long. I am etc. 


Newcastle  16 March 1765    £300

Thirty days after date pay Mr Henry Richmond or order three hundred pounds value in acco[un]t with Sir Walter Blackett Bar[one]t which place to account as p[er] advice

Endorsed        Peareth & Sorsbie

To Messrs Freeman & Stainbanks In London                                           

pay the contents to Sir Walter Blackett B[arone]t or order value in acco[unt]s   HR

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