Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 6 Oct 1732

Document Type: Letters
Date: 6 Oct 1732
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To: Wr Blackett Esq.

Honrd Sir, 

I have applied to Aldn Fenw[ic]k for a hundred pound bill payable at Bristoll agreeable to your Lre  of the 1st inst., who not having Liberty to draw, gave me the Inclos'd Lre  to Mr Le Quesne but I believed you must pay Commission for what money you take up, both to Le Quesne & his Correspondent, & therefore the less Occasions we have to use the Favour the better, Inclos'd is Rich. & Nicks Ridley's Bill on Mr Jno Edwards for two hundred pounds payable the 11th Novr, wch I beg you will please Imediately to send for Acceptance, if he accepts it, it will be punctually paid. I desire you will advise the Receipt of it & mention the sum its for, I herewith Inclose a Lre  from W[illia]m Robson wth  a Plan & estimate of a New Stable, what directions you shall please to give herein will be put in Execution, as soon as the Season will permit, please to signify what you will have done abt Gunnerton Coll[ie]ry, I have had a Viewer at her, who reports that a deal of money has been thrown away to no purpose, but as matters are, its most advisable to follow Thos Potts method of winning, wch will cost abt <£81>, are you willing he should have that allowance, & a Lease for 21 Years at £40 pr annm after flying from his first Bargain, or do you choose to win her yourself & then let her to the best advantage, Must Winship continue wth the Days at Wallington for the Winter, or return to Kenton, I hope you have had better weather than we have had here since you left Calverley, & that they will find you well after your journey, Dr Lowther will write by this Post.  I am etc J.R.

Newcastle Sept 8th 1732

Two months after date pay Mr Jos. Richmond on order two hundred pounds 

value reced & place it to accot as pr advise from Rich: & Nicks: Ridley

To Mr John Edw[ard]s, Mercht, London	

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