Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 27 Mar 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Mar 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  in                Newcas.   27th  March 1771

  Piccadilly, London

Honrd. Sir      Mr Gibson cannot recollect your giving Him Judge Gould’s paper about the Laws for apprehending Offenders on the Borders of England and Scotland  -  I have found the inclosed, which I suppose has been copied from that paper, tho I am not sure of it; as no Minute had been made how I came by it, nor do I recollect what became of the Original.

     Mr Busby has had a Letter from Mr Clapham last post about the Nomination of him to the Curacy of Hexham; with directions how to proceed to carry the same into Effect  -  he does not propose going to Hexham directly, so I shall keep your Card to the Trustees of the School till I understand whether the Message Mr Bell delivered them from You will be sufficient or not.

     I am told, Linen for Sheeting may be had here of Sufficient Fineness; but the Choice of Fine Table Linen I doubt will not be so great here as in London.   Whether Holland is so necessary now that the Scotch and Irish have brought their Manufactures to such perfection I cannot say.  

I am etc    HR

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