Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 23 Apr 1731

Document Type: Letters
Date: 23 Apr 1731
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Walter Blackett Esqr.                     Newcastle  April 23d 1731

Hon[ou]rd Sir,

      Cap[tai]n Ellisons Servant has delivered me the Mare in very good order, Here is Gentlewoman desirous take the old Hall at Kenton, I believe she will give Six pounds a year for it, & agree to the Reservation of the Rooms for the use of your servants, as this will be of service to the house, & I think not to <comodious> to your stables, I desire your directions whether I may let it, & put it into repair, which I compute four or five po[un]ds will do, she is desirous to enter at Mayday, & will take a Lease for Seven Years if you approve of it.

      The Hunters are all at Grass, but I have pursuant to your order bid Winship take them up, & get them into Riding Condition. Thirkeild has had three sweats, which he has stood very well, & I hope will win you a Plate or two this year, I am                   JR

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