Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 28 May 1763

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 May 1763
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/2
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To Sir Wr. Blackett Bart.                                                     Newcastle 28th May 1763

at Wallington

Hon[our]d Sir/ Inclosed is the paper abt. the servants.

I have sent you some writing paper & if you like it will get more of the same so it, when wanted.

The advertisement about the ponteland road came to[o] late for one of the papers, but it is inserted in the other. Pleased to let me know whether it is to be continued till the meeting; or once in each paper will be sufficient. Mr Clayton tells me that no application has been made to the Corporation abt. Mr Ord’s Affair that the defendants have engaged Mr Wilson & Mr Cuthbert, that is Mr Lowes; and are for trying the points with Mr Ord. They got several of the Companies to meet, but did not ask for any subscription: only moved to petition the Corporation to ride the Boundaries; which was rejected by some of them. Mr Clayton says the Boundaries wo[ul]d not be ridden at any time upon their requests; much less at this time of heat & passion. He adds that so far as he can judge of it, the Corporation ought to act as a neutral part as long as they can: & that there is not the last occasion you coming to Town upon this Affair; as there is no prospect of accommodation at present, nor can the matter be tried this year. I am etc   HR

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