Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 30 Apr 1731

Document Type: Letters
Date: 30 Apr 1731
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Walter Blackett Esqr.                                           Newcastle 30 April 1731

Hon[ou]rd Sir, 

      On the 12 of May will be run for in Hunwick near Auckland a purse of 15 guineas by aged Horses carrying 10 stone, Winship thinks Thorkeld will stand a fair chance to win, if you allow of his going there with him on Saturday Sennight, which is the Day of ent[e]ring, I desire your directions whether to send him there, or keep him fresh for Newcastle Races, which will be about five weeks after.

      Wee have begun with the kennel at Wallington, & am going on with the Colliery thro[ugh] the Park, if wee succeed not in this Tryal I know of nothing more can be done, but to raise the water by a gin, if you intend to have Horses sent up again at your coming into the country please to let me know that they may be got into order for the journey

                                                                   I am                    yours etc           J Richmond 

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