Letter – Henry Richmond to William Westgarth – 9 Aug 1767

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Aug 1767
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Westgarth
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr William Westgarth at Coalcleugh                                             Newca[stle] 9th Augst 1767


Sir Walter Blackett desires as soon as you can get an Opportunity (the sooner the better) you will go to Rock which is about 4 Miles from Alnwick & enquire for L[or]d Jerseys Steward who will Shew you a vein of Lead Ore about which His Lordship desires Sir Wr would get him the Opinion of some able miner & Sir Walter being desirous of obliging his L[or]ds[hi]p would be glad if you would take a view and give him (I mean Sir Walter) your opinion of it & upon what terms it should be let with any other particulars that may occur to you relating to it.

I am etc    HR

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