Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 8 Feb 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Feb 1765
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir W[alte]r Blackett B[arone]t MP. In half moon street

Picadilly London                                                                   Newcas[tle] 8 Febr[ua]ry 1765[6]

Hon[ou]rd Sir         Mr Mayor and Mr Mosley tell me that upon second consideration they are of opinion ____ if a junior peer should now be preferred to Mr Baker it will exasperate him sorely and that he will never accept of the Gown afterwards. So that tho’ they believe Mr Hornbie would make a more able & discreet magistrate yet it may be more prudent, if you approve of it, to take Mr Baker in now; in case Mr Stephenson’s acceptation of the office cannot be had in time.

The weather here is totally changed, it being now a down right thaw. I am etc          HR

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