Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 11 Nov 1759

Document Type: Letters
Date: 11 Nov 1759
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/1
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To Sir Waltr Blackett Bart in Brook Street Grosvenor Square London              	11 Nov 1759

Honrd Sir

I desire you to let me have your thoughts whether there is any likelyhood of Peace this Winter that I may regulate my Conduct accordingly with Regard to the sale of your lead for the price is paid is fallen to £10 15s 0d which is a loss to you of 20s a Fodder and therefore I would not sell any considerable quantity if there is any prospect of getting a better price which cannot be expected while the war continues.  The people at Stockton and the quakers agent here sell at any price that offers, I have not yet heard whether Mr Fenwick will continue his money but expect to know his resolution in a few days having half a years interest now to remit him, I have desired Mr Dentons brother in law to send you half a dozen hams and a dozen of hogs heads from stockton  as they are to be got better there than at this place, and direct them for you to be left at Mr Chis Blacketts in York Buildings lest you should not be in town and advise him by what ship they go.   Yesterday being the Kings birth day Mr Mayor entertained all the officers belonging to the regulars, militias and volunteers, when I sent him what fine apples were ready, and William keeps an account how they are all disposed of, I find Coll Clavering has executed the articles for the division of Dotland common not withstanding Mr Douglas endeavours to prevent it, I wish the season may admit of its being finished in time, The Comm[isioner]s will meet upon it tomorrow night    I am &c JR

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