Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 11 May 1731

Document Type: Letters
Date: 11 May 1731
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Walter Blackett Esqr.                                     Newcastle   May 11 1731

Hon[ou]rd Sr., 

      I have received you[r]r Lre [Letter] of the 6th & shall have the Horses ready to send away upon notice, please to let me know whether I must send four or five, besides the horse that Robin must ride up As I read not your directions I did not send Thirkeild to Hunwick Edge.

      My last bro[ugh]t you the Carriers note for One hundred & five pounds since which cannot meet with one bill I dare venture to send you, I see Mr Reay this morning who presents his service, & tells me that if youl please to apply to Mr Rob: Hodgson near Fishmongers Hall, he is assured you may have £200 or £300 at ½ Guinea p cent.m for your bills upon me at 10 days sight, If you do not succeed with this Gentleman please to let me know, & ( if I meet with no bills in the mean time), I shall Imediately make you a further Return by the Carrier, If Mr Hodgson require your draught to be payable at sight, I shall be provided for it,  I am   JR 

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