Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 5 Jan 1733

Document Type: Letters
Date: 5 Jan 1733
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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Walter Blackett Esq.                                                           Newcastle 5th January 1732/3

Hon[our]d Sir 

      The Lres you sent down are look[e]d upon by the best Judges to be so well done as not to be amended in any Respect; the Expressions from the Favour & Influence of that Body, is very proper & can’t give offence to any. On the other side you have the names of these person’s in Town, who have any influence here, if any other occur to my Memory I will let you know, here are severall Gentlemen in the Country who it will be very proper for you to write to in Time, an acco[un]t of which is also within mentioned, if you please to send me down Lres to them, & also the form of a General Ltre  to such other Persons in the Country as I find can do you any service, I will take care to deliver them,      

      You mentioned before, that you desired your Interest in the County of Durham for Mr Bowes, & that for the Town for Mr Shaftoe which is made known to all your Agents, as are also your orders in Favour of Mr Fenwick of Bywell for Northumberland.

      Dr. Noble I believe will go quietly off at Mayday against which time there are choice of Candidates for the House, but to let it any more to a Trader, experience shows is neither for yours nor the Workmens Intrest, I mean not to let it to a shopkeeper, for I think it’s very necessary to have a Publick house there, if it can but be kept under proper <Instructions>; there is a very good Surgeon not farr from Coalcleugh, which many of the People have employed, & may be had on any occasion. The Boundary Bill is still here, its finished & waits only for Jno. Armstrongs drawing a new & more correct Draught of the Disputed ground, that which he had done before being found on examining the Witnesses, to be in sufficient.

      Winship says he has for some time observed Charltons Grey Colt as <narrowly> as possible & think him perfectly sound & free from the Sparin, of which there remains not the least Blemish or Appearance.

      Inclos’d is a Bank note for two hundred pounds, which I desire you will please to own the Receipt of.  Robson says Sir Wm. Lorrain refuses to let him win any stones for the new stable occasioned as he says by Johns threat[en]ing to take the Gunn from Mr Chas Lorraine when shooting in Wallington Lords[hi]p, if he cannot be bro[ugh]t to temper, wee shall be at a stand, for can’t get stones any more else without extravagant Expence in Leading. Wee have as many stones as will carry the stable the h[e]ight of the  Window Soles, & if you please to have it stone that h[e]ight & brick upwards as the Newcastle Stables are, which will come much cheaper than Ashler work & look very well, wee can proceed, if you approve not thereof, I know not what can be done, unless you shall think fit to write to Sr. Wm. Lorraine.  

      I desire to know whether you please to have the Lane drawn up by the East End of the Nero Stable, to Camboe, this Season,  Smith is willing to be at half charge of drawing a Lane towards Bryan Lawsys, the Church way to Welpington, as will <suse> most part of the damage by the Colliery & be of advantage to the Farm when it comes again to be let, the charge will be £4. Robson says you seem’d inclin’d to have your two Articles done, when in the Country, so I desire your directions therein 

      Yrs etc  JR

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I promise to pay Mr Robt Fenwick or Bearer in the sum of two hundred pounds not to be paid till 20 days’ after date.  London 20th day of May 1732.


£200 = C                                              For the Gov[en]or & Comp[any] of the Bank

                                                                 of England Joshua Adams

Entd W. Jones                                         

Endors’d Newcastle upon Tyne January the fifth 1732/3 by Post to London Joseph Richmond the Proprietor of the note.

Upon Notice that the Mail is robb’d stop payment at the Bank till advice from Joseph Richmond.

                                             To be apply’d to in London

Sir Henry   Liddle

Coll[one]l Liddle

Mr Mountauge

Mr Pitts

Ald[erma]n Featherstone

Mrs Crowley

D of Somersett

Mr Bowes

L Withrington

Mr Hedworth  Qry he may make 15 or 20 votes, & will divide upon you & Mr Carr if you give him half your Interest in the Bppk [Bishoprick of Durham]

                                                      Gentlemen in the County

Mr Thos. Lambton of Sedgefield, who will secure 14 or 15 votes at Stockton.

Mr Robinson Bro[the]r to Mr Harle, who will secure as many at Sunderland.

Mr Collingwood of Chirton who has good interest at Shields.

Mr Lawson of Chirton

Maj[o]r Nichols

Nat Ogle Esq.

Mr Thos. Ord

Mr Bonner

Mr Ra: Featherstone

Mr Clavering of Green Croft

The Milbanks Qry  they are free of the Town; but I believe for Mr Carr singly.

Mr Clarke Minister at Shields.

Mr Dagnia  South Shields

Mr Nich[ola]s Burdon Do 

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