Letter – Henry Richmond to William Westgarth – 18 Oct 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Oct 1768
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Westgarth
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Willm Westgarth at Coalcleugh                                                 Newcastle 18th Octor 1768


Sir Walter Blackett orders me to write you that finding Mr Caleb Hunters state of Health but indifferent he is desirous of having a proper person, well skilled in Mining and Engineering, provided for the Managem[en]t of Allanheads Grove; in Case of Necessity. And as he has a Reliance on your Judgement, he could wish you wo[ul]d be considering, against I next see You, of some person that you would recommend. Sir Walter desires further that you will not mention the Contents of this Letter to any person whatever. I am etc    HR

P.S. I sho[ul]d be glad if you could give me some computation of the Sum your pay will amount to.

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