Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 29 Feb 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Feb 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Walter Blackett  Baro[net] M.P.                               Newcas[tle]       29 Febry   1764

In half moon Street Picadilly London

Hon[our]d  Sir                   Inclosed is one part of the Article for the purchase of Mollersteads, wch I have just got from Mr Dodds. Mr Fawcett has perused & approved of it ; & if you please to execute it before two witnesses & return it, I shall exchange it for the other part which Mr Dodds says Mr Thirlwell has executed & left with him. The purchase money is to be paid on the 12th of May next, in case Mr Fawcett when the title is laid before him, shall think it sufficient.

I have a letter from Mr Fenwick of York requiring very peremptorily, to have £500 part of your Bond for £2000 paid him on the 12th May next. He says he has wrote to you about it. I apprehend he will find some difficulty in getting you a proper discharge on acco[un]t of the assignment wch he has made of this Bond to his Father in Law Mr Ward: without whose concurrence  under his hand no part of this £2000 can safely be paid. I have spoke to Mr Widdrington who was concerned in drawing this assign[en]t to Mr Ward  & shall indeavour to get this point adjusted.

I have sold 6500 p[iece]s of Lead, to be paid for about the beginning  of May. But I could get no more for it than £14.5s.0d a Fother for the Comon & £14.10s.0d for the refined. This being the Par of other markets. I think a better price may be expected in the course of the next month; as I find very large quantities have been bought at the several ports & there is no possibility of bringing the new stocks to market for two or three months to come.   

We have had 4 or 5 days of very severe weather & the country is covered deep with snow. P.S. I hope Gen[era]l Howard is still living ; he is one of the Lives in the lease of Redburn;wch you hold ofSherburn hospital & let for £48 a year.

The Perry is arrived safe & sent to Wallington all but about ten doz[e]n as you ordered.

I am he                                                                            H R

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