Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 13 Jul 1733

Document Type: Letters
Date: 13 Jul 1733
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Blackett                                          Newcastle 13th July 1733

Hon[ou]rd Sir         

By last post I returned Mr. Denton the Writings executed by Wm. Wilkinson, since which I have found the conveyances of the 8 & 9th March 1716 amongst a parcel of old writings where none would have expected them, & have sent them by this Post to Mr Denton, I am sorry I could not hit them before : but hope no damage will attend it, & they will come in good time. Your Excheq.r has not been lower since I knew it occasioned by the bad demand for lead, but as this begins now to amend, that will revive in a little time. I have only now £150 in the chestte a bill for £195 at 2 mo[nths] date, which I will remit you when you order; & if you have occasion to draw on me for 2 or £300 more, I can procure the money to answer it at sight, all the Debts in Town exceed not £650 & that mostly in Mr Ridley’s hand of whom I dare not ask a penny, he has ordered the water to be cut off again from your gardens upon some complaint that the neighbourhood wants it, whereas its Mr Rutter & the other Brewers that deprives them of it & not you; Mr Reay had ordered the water to be set on to Mr Rutter, & its again taken from him also, but from none else though severall others have it again contrary to the order of Common Council; Mrs Reay dy[e]d on Tuesday last.

      I am hon[ou]rd Sir yours etc JR

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