Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 4 Apr 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Apr 1770
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.  4 April 1770

                           Piccadilly  London

Honrd Sir           Mr Hedley says you positively refused doing anything for Miss Ords in respect of the Gaolers place when he applied to you about it & is satisfied you never would make such a public declaration as is charged  in the Anonymous Letter - he thinks you only said in general terms you should be glad to do any Service you could, but that the putting a person in to execute That office for the benefit of Mr Ords family was a plan you did not approve of - he is of opinion that the Advertisement would occasion a general condemnation of the Miss Ords and wishes for their Sakes that you would not publish it nor take any further Notice of the Letter.  he declares he does not know the Author nor can think who it can be,

     Mr Sunderland says there is a vacancy of a Boatman’s place on the Establishment, by the death of John Bruce on Sunday Senight.  Jos. <Soulisby> the Cooper got a Tidesman’s place last week by Mr Ridley’s Application.  As to Henry Forster he is a very fit man for this Vacancy being a Boatbuilder and a Seaman.  I shall not insert the Advertisement without your further Order and am etc    HR 

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