Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 24 Jul 1733

Document Type: Letters
Date: 24 Jul 1733
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Wr. Blackett Esq.                                     July 24   1733

Hon[ou]rd Sr.

      Inclos’d are two copies of the Corporations Arms, by which the Goldsmith will be able to grave them on the Plate you design for a present, it will be right to put your own Arms on the opposite side, I think without  any Inscription, which they may have done here as they think it proper. 

      The wine sent by Mr Brinsdon is stop’d by the Custome House Officers, being bro[ugh]t without a proper dispatch, as Sealings was last year, I have wrote him this Post to apply to the Commis[sione]r for an order of delivery to be sent by the next, for I doubt the wine will receive damage where it is besides this Omission will be attended with Expences which either the Merc[han]t> or Mast[e]r of the Ship must pay please to send to Mr Brinsdon to hasten his application to the Custome board. I have ordered in Mr Stephensons Port, & have pitched one hhd of Mr Mayors Claret which is a neat small wine of the vintage 1730 but of no great flavour, Thompsons Wine is mixed with a strong Port & will pass very well at a proper time, the wine you left is all remaining except 3 doz. sent to Eshott, & 11 bottles claret, & 2 bottles Champain drunk by Mr Reay Mr. Clark, Mr Fenwick, & other at severall times, particularly when they went to the Companies, so that there is no room for <Flinkston’s> wine at present in the Cellars, I think it will be no detrym[en[t at all to your Intrest to stay a month at Eshott, if I have any reason afterwards to think otherwise will Imediately let you know, Mr Carr has been here about 8 days & has not yet visited any of the Magistrates, nor has any of them been with him. It does not look as if he Intended to make any Stirr, here is an Oylman who can furnish you with Common Pickells, but not much the nicest sorts, I think it may be as well to buy the Servants Fletts here at this time, tho if you do not, perhaps no notice may be taken of it, I will order Jno. to be at Eshott at the time you appoint & am                  yours etc         JR 

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