Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 15 Apr 1731

Document Type: Letters
Date: 15 Apr 1731
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Walter Blackett Esqr.                   Newcastle    15th Ap.l 1731

Hon[ou]rd Sir,

      On my return from the Leadmines where all things go on successfully, I reced your Lre of the 2nd instant & shall take care to pay your bill to the order of Mr Cagdale.

      I sent by Winship 30 guin[ea]s for the Guelding which Mr Carr b[ough]t you & he is getting him into order against you coming into the Country.

      I have plow’d & sewn the Nuns, & begin with the design of a cald both near the place you mentioned of a size & Scituation which I hope will please.

      The Phesants for Sir Jno. Swinburn came to hand this morning, which I have forwarded, one of the hens dyed in the passage, the mes[senge]r tells me the cocks killed her   I am JR

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