Letter – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 24 Dec 1730

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Dec 1730
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Blackett,				Newcastle 24th Decemb 1730

Honrd Sr, 

      Pursuant to your directions of the 19th inst this brings you a bill for two hundred pounds as above wch plese to own the receipt of. I wish you success as to Kenton and the raising Guys Money, the finishing of both wch on good terms I shall be very glad to hear. I observe what you are pleased to mention of cultivating a good understanding wth the Country & shall with all possible application make it my Sole Study to do every thing may tend to your Intrest.		Robt Colley got home last night, with all the Horses in very good Order, except the bay <Pad> wch is a little lame & the Gray Horse Elbow joint wch he says he sold at Huntington for £3.10.0. On the other side is the Accot he has given me of his journey & also an Accot to what time Bob & the other Servants are paid their Wages, As you are pleas’d to allow the Nuns to be improvd wch yields at present nothing but Trash, I shall take the best advise about it, my own thoughts are that <f[al]low> it now. Will be lost labour & only produce a larger crop of weed in the spring. I can let it till Ladyday for abt £3 then to Summer <faugh> it, & sow it about Michas with Clover & Ryegrass will be the likeliest way to get a good Coat upon it the year following, but shall wait your directions.

      Wrote him about the sending up oats, & that if he would send to Messrs Brewood & Stell in Mark Lane they would supply lime at about 11.6 or 12s wch would be as cheap as they could be sent from this place. That Weardale pay is defer’d occasion’d by large calls to London, That Mr Coulson has sent to check the horsecloths & to have the Riding of the Gray Gelding, wch having no orders about, refus’d to comply with &c 	JR

	Bals at Newcas Qua   0-9-0

	Porterage & wharfage 0-0-4 ½ 

      2 Bays               0-1-4

      Fraight              0-1-4    0-12-0 ½ 

Sr, Thirty days after date pay to Mr Jos Richmond or order Two Hundred pounds value recd & place it to Accot as by advise from H. Reay

To James Creed Esqr, Mercht in London

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