Letter – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 15 Dec 1730

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Dec 1730
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Walter Blackett Esq.		Newcastle 15 Decemb 1730

Hond Sr,

      I have shipped in the Lark, Wm Pearson master, now ready to sale, the Coach & Furniture Nine boxes thre guns, & a firkin. For the freight of wch he’s by agreemt to be paid three guin[ea]s on safe delivery into the Newcastle warehouse. The boxes &c are all directed by the Butler for his Bro[the]r Robt Long, except a large Box directed for your Self, in wch I have packed all Sr Wms Cloaths, except a plain cloth Suit, & two fustin frocks & some other small things, wch were left in the Closet within your Dressing Room, The Contents of the Box is on the other side

      Mr Hall of Newbigin & Fenwick Bowman of Wallington are for sending each a horse to your Stables at Kenton, I desire to know if the same is by your allowance for I do not Remember you mentioned the same to me.

      Wm Robson says you order’d him to sell the chesnut mare & gay horse, if you please to sett a price upon your mare I will make myself D[ebto]r for her, for tho she is now Lame I think with care she will do very well for my Rideing. Robson being to make up all his Accots now at Xmas desires me to ask you what you please to allow him for the black horse. Since my last wee have had no bills drawn upon this Town by the Incendrarys, I find the advertisemt you were pleasd to publish is well receivd by both the Town & Country	I am	JR

Sir Wms blue velvet Furniture, gold & embroid & Caparisons 

	Brown cloth suit	silver	2 pairs of breaches

	Red silk suit		do

	Wedding wastcoat & breaches, Gold,	Peggy Scot says Lady Barb had the coat

      Brown Cloth Furniture, 	silver	

      Flowerd brocade Wastcoat	silver

      A white suit			silver

      2 pairs of breaches, wrot & trim’d with Do [silver]

      1 pr black velvet breaches, Gold

      1 pr brown silk breaches, Silver

      Ald[er]m[an]s Black & red gown

      A black Cloth Cloak

      2 prs Velvt breaches, 1 pr breaches, Silver trim’d of Mr Tho Stephensons

      A black <paddisway> Suit

      A brown silk suit, trimd with Gold

      A white wastcoat	Silver

      A black silk wastcoat

      A silk tartan Nightgown

      2 black Cloth Coats

      5 Tye Wigs, 4 Cues, 1 little bob & 4 old ones of no val, not sent

      2 hats	gold laces	Ld who had the Best of his hats

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