Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 3 Apr 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Apr 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.   3rd  April 1771

  Piccadilly, London

Honrd. Sir      I was glad to receive your Letter Contradicting the Assertion, of the printer of the London Evening Post, “that you had abused the Minority”  All your friends had agreed it could not be.  yet the Minds of some credulous violent patriots here were irritated by it.  but they are now set almost right again, I think.

    I have acquainted the printers of our Newspapers of the Falsehood of That paragraph; & do not find any disposition in them to propagate it. 

    There was a thin Meeting at Nellys last Week about the Subscription for Supporting the printers: & I cannot learn that any Thing was done towards it.  I hope you are well &  am etc    HR

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