Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 24 Feb 1733

Document Type: Letters
Date: 24 Feb 1733
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Blackett Esq                                             Newcastle 24th Febry 1732

Hon[ou]rd Sir

      Inclosed are two Bills for the sum of one hundred & sixty pounds which I desire you will please to advise the Receipt of Robt. Cabell the drawer of the £110 note (which is now due) has the Character of a punctuall man, & will be found at Ballinsgate.

      It will be as much for your advantage as Mr Lilburns to devise  Gunnerton, if not more, as you are Lord of the Manor, & there can be no other reason for standing out, but the prospect of purchasing his seven farms before a Divison, if Mr Lilburn will give in his proposal & you find them reasonable, Mr Solsby who has one farm will no doubt readily enough come in.

      Your application in behalf of Mr Wilkinson has given him & the Comp[an]y full satisfaction whether he succeed or not, Mr Reay Mr Fenwick & Mr Clayton who all live in <All S.ts> parish have recommended him to the Vicar, but the Mayor opposes him in behalf of Mr <Maddison> so that Mr Vicar will have a hard task to please them all.

      Ald[erma]n Johnson died last Monday, & its like to be matter of Dispute who must have his Gown, but I believe the Mayor can command a Majority amongst the Elec[to]rs & bring in whom he pleases, its Mr Moncasters Turn but hes not believed to be the Person Mr Mayor has in his Eye for he is not easie to be governed, & as for the making you a Compl.t thereof I am told Mr Mayor does not think this a proper time, 

      I am etc     JR

I promise to pay to Mr Wm. Skelton, or his order, One hundred, & ten pounds sixty days after date for value reced in Coals Oct 27th 1732 to pay 40 Moidores at 27s.      Robt. Cabell                

[written in left margin:] Endorsed Wm. Skelton Cha: <Skinner> Henry Coulson Joseph Richmond.

Sirs                                             Newcastle 24th Febry 1732/3

Twenty one days after date, pay Walter Blackett Esq, or order, the sum of fifty pounds value reced, & place the same to Acco[un]t, as advised by Your most humble servant Jos. Richmond To Messrs Cook & Abell Goldsmiths in Forster Lane London                                           

[Total:] £160.0.0

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