Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 8 Dec 1732

Document Type: Letters
Date: 8 Dec 1732
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Blackett Esqr		Newcastle 8th Decemr 1732

Honrd Sr, 

      Inclosed is two Bills for the sum of three hundred pounds, as above, wch I desire you  please to <arrange> Receipt of, Stainbanck on whom the two hundred pounds is drawn lives near the Custom house, Mr Clarke called this morning at the Office & seemed to be in the huff that he had not reced an Answer to a Lre he said he had sent you, he asked if I had lately heard from you, & asked that you had mentioned anything of what he wrote you, wch I told him you had not, We were alarmed Yesterday & this day wth a Report of Mr Carrs treating the Compys but I can yet find no other Reason for it than his bringing money to the Town to pay off part of Mr Bacons Mortgage, wch the populace wished he would have laid out another way, he is making all the Intrest he can in a private Manner, & so is Mr Ridley, I wish your Affairs woud admitt you being down Early in the Spring, I think there is no hazard at all of your Elec[ti]on, but some <pains> & Application must be used, for People expect it on these Occasions.

      You best know Sr whether there's any Occasion for your applying to Sr Harry Liddle, the Coll. Mr Ellison & Mr Shaftoe of <Beanwell>; their Intrest, especially the three first is very considerable & I hope will divide upon you, if you joyn not with Mr Fenwick or Mr Ridley I think it's directly opposite to your Intrest to joyn wth any, & if any advise you to it, they are not your Intire friends, Your own Intrest is so good in Town that I dare say you may rely on itt, if you believe they will be the last Sessions, it can't be Improper to write Lres as mentioned in my last, or at least to have them ready here, without dates to be delivered when it seems a proper time, A Letter to Mr Simons at the Duke of Somersetts will secure you the Dukes intrest, wch may be 30 or 40 Voices.

      Yesterday Mr Allgood & Mr Clarke had under Examinacon the Witness about Moohope disputed ground & I think they make the Case so plain in Your Favour thats theres nothing to be feared, but that some of them dye before examined before the Commissioners, its the general Report that Mr Fenwick of Bywell has declared for Northumbd, 

      I am etc  J.R.

<ap....> about the new <Horse Lonnen> that is wanting to supply the old thats much worse.

Newcastle 5 Xber [December] 1732


Twenty five days after date, pay Mr Blackett Esqr or order, the sum of  One hundred pounds, Value reced wch place to Accot; as advis'd by  Sr your most hmble Servt   J.R.

To Messrs Cook & Abell Goldsmiths in Forster Lane London

			Newcastle Novm 17th 1732


Thirty days after date pay to Mr Jos. Richmond, or order two hundred pods	 Value reced and place it to Account by advise reced from your most hmble Servt Henry Reay

To Mr Thomas Stainbanck Merchts in London						   

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