Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 11 Apr 1733

Document Type: Letters
Date: 11 Apr 1733
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Wr. Blackett Esqr.                                       Newcastle 11 April 1733

Hon[ou]rd Sr.

      Robt. Colly will sett forwards with the horses on Monday, & will be in London with ease on Saturday the 21st. Charltons Colt is in fine order & free from any Bleemish but Winship has no Opinion of him; thinks him soft & that you wont like him for your own riding. Mr. Steele tells me Mr. Manners, with whom he was last week is not willing to pay the Money, & that he gave Mr. Denton a particular Acco[un]t for last Fridays post of what past between them, & desired him Imediately to communicate it to you, to which I refer.

      Within is an acco[un]t of what Plate was taken upon to London by Tom, & of what wages will be due to him the 26 inst. The chairs etc are wanting for the Room next the dining Room, where the green Camblet bed is put up. I have Imported from Holland a pair of fine sheets, 4 suits fine <Diep[..]> & 3 peices fine Linnen for your <Skirting>. I am etc                               J.R.

An Acco[un]t of what Plate Thos. took up to London

2 Cases of knives & forks, 12 Spoons, 3 Casters, 2 Butter Boots, 2 Poringers, 4 Salts, 2 tankards, 1 Soup Ladle, 4 Candle sticks, Snuffers & Snuff pann, 2 Salvers     

1732 Sep[tembe]r Paid Thos. Long a y[ear]s wages due the 16 June £8.0.0                

his wages from 16 June 1732 to 26 April 1733 will be £6.17.6

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