Letter – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 10 Sep 1729

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Sep 1729
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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Newcastle Sepr 10 1729

To Walter Blackett Esq

The town seemed much disappointed you were not there on Sunday last so that few besides the Magistrates wore their Favours, expecting you on Sunday next, which day I am humbly of opinion would be the most proper if you do intend to receive their compliements at all, tho if you care then conveniently the Sunday following may do very well for it will be the first Sunday you appear here they’ll attend you, as I take it, in the following manner; you will be paid the Complem.ts of each Company by their Stewards only, who if all come will only be about 70 persons, & they will expect no more than a glass of wine, standing & so regularly retire, as was done at Sr Wms marriage, for to receive the whole Comapnys would be attended with an unspeakable trouble & expense & (tho they have all had gloves) is what they will not give you fatigue of. I take the liberty Sr to give you my own intentions, but as you direct shall advise wth Mr Allgood as soon as he comes to town & shall wait on you tomorrow evening or Friday morning with his thoughts, when I am to be over to have a view of Cambo Colliery. I have hired another cook, who has a very good character, & I hope will please, she is to be a month on trial & for that time to have a guinea. Shall send her over on Saturday if I receive no orders to the contrary.

I have bought thirty fothers of hay wch I think of selling up here in town & if you intend to keep horses at Kenton it will be necessary to set up about the same quantity there also.

	I am	JR

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