Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 3 Apr 1733

Document Type: Letters
Date: 3 Apr 1733
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Blackett Esqr.							Newcastle April 3 1733

Hon[ou]rd Sir     

      Mr. Steel says he is to have Mr. Manner’s Resolution tomorrow at Morpeth, whether he will pay the money without Compulsion, & where; which I will let you know per next post.

      Inclos’d is a Bill for £500 which I desire youl please to own the Receipt of. Mr Swinburn on Saturday last desired me to let Winship go with him to Hamilton to be assisting in setting his Mare, & that he would be answerable to you for his absence, which I complied with believing it would have your approbation. I find the Nuns is still full of Trash & requires at least another years plowing & to be sown with clover or Rye grass among the corn which will bring it to a good swarth the next year, please let me know whether you approve thereof or you will have it laid to grass as it is: On Monday last the Mayor read a Lre  from Mr Carr at the Guild it had but a cold Reception, among the Freemen, & none of the Magistrates spoke to Mr. Reay, & were Inviled last Right by sixty freemen, who are free of the Town but of no Company to drink to your health & success at their Expence & would not allow us to pay anything, I sent in the Swan, Tho.s Yeoman Ma[ste]r  four potts of Moor Game, & a Gun which John says yo ordered to be sent up to be mouned. I am etc   J Richmond   

                                                  Newcastle Mar 6th 1732/3

As to Usances pray pay by this my sole bill of Exchange unto Mr Jos Richmond, or order, the sum of five hundred pounds, value in Lead of the Ex.tors of Sr. Wm. Blackett, & place it to the Acc[oun]t  Mr J.B.B. of Rouen as per advice from Your most humble Serv[an]t

                                                                         Pres. Bernardeau

To Mrs. Pre. & J.C. Simond Bro[the]r 

Merchants London

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