Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 17 Nov 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Nov 1761
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Sir Wr Blackett Bt. M.P. to be left at the Cocoa tree Pall Mall London 

                                                                             Newcastle 17th November 1761

Hon[ou]rd Sir      My Father & I rejoice that you are so much better, & I am sure it will be a great satisfaction to everybody here to see you well again in Newcastle.

Inclosed is Jos Airey & Cos bill on Vere Glyn & Hallifax for £300 which you will please to advise the receipt of. My father rec[eiv]ed of Mr Robson Lady Loraines Money on the 28th of last month, out of wch £67.10s.0d was allowed for intrest. He did not emit you this money before because he understood you intended that this & Ogles money (wch is not yet paid) sho[ul]d replace in part the bills you took with you, in order that the miners at Allenheads & Coalcleugh might be p[ai]d ag[ain]st Xmas. The Stewards are now reckoning with them; but I fear there pays must be postponed, unless I bring more money on Saturday next f[ro]m Wallington than I at present expect.

As soon as there is any demand for Lead it will be necessary to sell. For the mills pay, wch can’t be less than £3000, must if possible be made in March & we have no other means of making provision for that pay than by selling Lead. & yet to offer It before commissions arrive will precipitate the price, wch is already upon the decline, as Low as ever.

Mr. Harrison gives good hopes of high Coalcleugh vein f[ro]m her present appearance in the plate; but he says he must rise a sump into the sill before he can judge fully of her.

I do not doubt but Mr Pitt has been able to give such Reasons to the house for his conduct, as must satisfy all candid judges  I am etc   HR

P.S. I have heard nothing yet f[ro]m Mr Halhead, wch I wonder at.                  

No. 8165                                                  Newcastle 17th November 1761


Twenty days after date pay to the order of Mr Jos[ep]h Richmond Three hundred pounds Value received. For Bell Cookson Carr & Self  Jos Airey

To Messrs Vere Glyn & Hallifax London

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