Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 9 Mar 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Mar 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      Newcas[tle] 9th March 1765

Piccadilly London

Hon[ou]rd Sir       I hope you are well after a week of so much fatigue. Inclosed I return Capt[ai]n Stephenson’s account of the ships that have delivered at Newcastle Key; for tho[ugh] he has signed one of the petitions to parliament, and I have acquainted him of your Letter, yet he is determined to set out for London on Monday morning: & Mr Bell and Mr Simpson think he may be of some use in London. So I shall send the Book of the Corporation’s rights by him as you ordered at first. So many interruptions have happened from your own business that I doubt I shall not be able to get through with the marginal abstracts you ordered me to make in that Book.

Inclosed is Mr Jona Sorsbie’s Acco[un]t of the 26 ports that pay only threepence a chaldron town’s duty.

A Letter came here last night directed to the Mayor or Chief Magistrate which I carried to Mr Simpson and wch he will answer. It is from a Committee of the house of Lords desiring to know the prices of corn in our Marketts in the month of February. I am etc Hen Richmond

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