Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 8 Mar 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Mar 1771
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sr Wr Blackett  Bt.  M.P.  in half Moon Street                           Newcas.   8th  March 1771

   Piccadilly, London

Honrd. Sir      Inclosed is Mr Ricardson’s Letter, which I have wrote to Mr Maughan about; and also Mr Woods Letter which is very Much in favour of Mr Busby.  Your 2nd. Letter of Saturday last about him came with your first, so no mention shall be made of what is said in it concerning him.    I have sent Mr Ra. Forster Jos. Lowrys Article, with your directions about it.

     Mr Bell says the Things you ordered to be done at Hexham are the iron rails for the Office Stairs, which with the Cattle house and Coal place, he thinks, will cost about £10 . 0s . 0d and the Mill Bridge about £25 . 0s . 0d  Inclosed is his account how the delay has happened about the Deeds for the Augmentation of Ninebanks Chapel.  There is, I suppose, the Omission of a word in the Rental you have of Lucker - in mine it stands “Freehold & Cottages £4 . 10s . 0d”  meaning Freehold Land & Cottages.

    I am sorry the Duke of Northumberland does not chuse to buy this Estate: which must be worth more to him that any other person.   Mr Lambert is in London; but his partner thinks G Watson will soon be well again.    he looks poorly but it is said to be the Effect of the Medicines.  Mr Turner left with him a Memorandum about Livery Cloth, Lace etc. for two Servants; which he was to have brought up but if you do not send for him, please to let me know when the Cloth is to be sent.                      I am etc    HR

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