Letter – Walter Blackett to Joseph Richmond – 14 Sep 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Sep 1766
Correspondent: Walter Blackett
Recipient: Joseph Richmond
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      On Tuesday or Wednesday I shall set out for the north & shall see Mr. Forster of Alnwick there & will execute & acknowledge the benefaction deed before him. The cook shall come to Newcastle on Wednesday or Thursday next. The cart comes in tomorrow for the <scr…dles> Glasses & Branches from London which must be carefully put into the cart with straw etc, he also brings some pots of moorgame which are to go by the fly on Wednesday, & a Blackcock & young <Grey> for Mr. Peareth. Pray give fifteen pounds to Mr. Nowell Vicar or Rector of Wolsingham for the use of the school there & place it to my account. 

      Yours Wr. Blackett
Addressee not stated but context suggests it was to Joseph Richmond. William Nowell was Rector of Wolsingham 1754 -82 (The History of the Parish of Wolsingham by Brig. Gen Conyers Surtees, 1929

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