Letter – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 28 Apr 1730

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Apr 1730
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Walter Blackett Esq. 		Newcastle 28 Aprl  1730

Hond Sr, I have advised Mr Robson to take grass for the horses that are in the Parks, in order to make the most of the parks he can, for wee always reckon a horses grass in the parks at 45s & he may get grass for them on Harwood where they will be very safe at 8d a stint, The Houghton Gray Gelding, & Mr Crosses gelding continues down right lame, & I believe will never be of any service to you. I should therefore think it most for your interest to let Robson dispose of them to the best advantage together wth the blind coach horsewch will do for a gin. Wee are disappointed as to our hopes of recovering Cambo Colliery in the way advised by the viewers & are now very well assured there is no way to make her a lasting grove but by a drift through the <Reeks> wch will certainly effect it, the Damage therby to the Parks will be very little & there will be Coal sufficient got in driving the drift to defray the charg but thos it is the proper season shall not take any steps therein without your directions. Your Hunters are all in very good order, they are all at Grass in the Stone Close at Kenton except the new Gelding wch is in the house & I believe perfectly sound.		&c		JR

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