Letter – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 21 Jun 1734

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Jun 1734
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Wr Blackett Esqr							Newcastle 21st June 1734

Honrd Sr

      It is my opinion that your coming to Town three Weeks or a Month hence, if most agreable to your self, will be altogether as well as coming just after the Races are over. if anything happen that may make your presence necessary before that time, I will Imediately let you know. Mr Fenwick of Bywell having served Spanton of Sheilds with a speciall writ for making too free with his principles & Character Mr Carr in order to get that prosecution dropt, is endeavouring to make what Reprisalls he can here. its privately whispered that he has got an Information of Messrs N.V. F…k having drunck to the health etc of a certain Gentleman abroad, & that he will proceed upon it against them. he also makes a great Noice about a l[et]re wrote by Mr Simpsons bookkeeper to him when at York Election giving a Ludicrous Acc[oun]t of his behaviour at Alnwick & terming him a Wapping solicitor etc wch lre the Sheriff having lost, has some way or other fallen into Mr Carr’s hands, the Sheriff & his man have both been called to Acco[un]t about it, & the latter is threatened to be quite undone, Inclosed you in my last a lre wh came under Cover to you For Sir Edward, which he desires you will please to send to him at Hexham. He with Lady Blackett Mr & Mrs Roberts present their humble Service to you & your Lady & return their thanks for the Use of your House. they went away on Monday. I sent the Chaise harness by Forster last Saturday. 

      I amYrs etc J R

PS Lead now sells at London for £12 W[hi]ch in your Quantity will make the produce of your Mines £4500 a year less than you have known it 

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