Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 18 Jan 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Jan 1761
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Sir Wr. Blackett Bt. to be left at the Cocoa tree pall mall London                                                       Newcastle 18 Jan 1761

Hon. Sir       On Fryday last Sr. Thos. Clavering had in this Town a general meeting of his friends, but I cannot learn upon what occasion; It has however produced the advertisement in the inclosed paper, in wch he boasts of the great Encouregem[en]t he has met with, tho’ I hope upon no other foundation than the good manners of a majority of the electors: for if the returns for the Gen[era]l Election have equal truth in them with what those for the last contained, the 2d upon the poll will beat him 500 votes, as I am told. But as this prospect ought not to occasion Indolence, the agents for Mr Shafto & Mr Vane are gaining all the proselites they can. As Richd. Papps, the stable boy, was become very uneasy, & desirous to be at home, in expectation of receiving his share of a Legacy lately left, I have p[ai]d him his wages in full to this day: Mr Robson writes he has left all his cloathes at Wallington. I am etc    HR                                                      

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