Letter – Walter Blackett to Joseph Richmond – 15 Jun 1754

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jun 1754
Correspondent: Walter Blackett
Recipient: Joseph Richmond
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      Sunday morn: 15th June 1754


      I have just received two letters from you, one giving me an account of great satisfaction to me relating to Walker Colliery not having received any letter from The Mayor or any notice of it before. The other is relating to the £1200, which I desire you will pay to the Corporation as desired. The Pine apples which you say are to arrive at Calverley on Wednesday I have ordered to be sent after me to London. On the 14th day of July or the 21st at farthest I shall be here again, & if things relating to the Turnpike are then tolerably quiet here I will come into the north a month but must I perceive return to this place again the latter end of summer.

      Pray settle my accounts with Mr. Gill whom I look upon now to be firmly & well established in Lord Windsor’s service, He has to have £25 per ann from me & was paid at that rate to the <1st> of Oct 1753, & when you have settled that account, make him a present of fifty pounds as he is soon to enter into House keeping, however give him that sum.

      Lady Blackett is gone and I am following, so your next will be directed to me at the Cocoa-Tree in London.


      Wr. Blackett
The Cocoa-Tree was a gentlemen’s club, originally White’s coffee house in Pall Mall

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