Letter – Henry Richmond to William Robson – 8 Jan 1763

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jan 1763
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Robson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/2
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To Mr Wm. Robson at Wallington                                          Newcastle 8th January 1763

Sir/ Sir Wr Blackett whose Goodness is always active in the times of publick distress apprehending we have as severe a Frost here as they have in London & fearing the continuance of it will bear hard upon some of his tenants & poor neighbours ab[ou]t Wallington, writ to me last post to send to you for the names of such poor neighbours & tenants as may want immediate assistance & let me know where he can possibly afford to assist them with hay or any other kind of fodder, or in what Cases money wo[ul]d be a more proper relief. I hope we are going to have fresh weather but if otherwise & the frost sho[ul]d continue any time, I desire you will send me a List of such persons as are most necessitoius, & to whom money will be the beat relief, & as to those who may want fodder, the assistance to be given that way will depend upon the quantity of hay etc that you compute you will have to spare.

As families & other circumstances may make some persons greater objects of charity than others it wo[ul]d be proper to distinguish such in your List. In the mean time you are desired to keep this intention of Sr Wrs’ to yourself till we see further. Sir Walter writes that he is very well & is going to Bath till the meeting of the Parliament.

If you find Mr Graham’s note which is herewith inclos’d, is right, I desire you will sign & return it as soon as you can. I have sent in the cart a pint bottle of Argue <bresade> Water for Lady Loraine wch I hope you will take care to send safe, I am etc    HR  

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