Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 24 Nov 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Nov 1761
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Sr Wr Blackett Bt. M.P. to be left at the Cocoa tree in Pall Mall London  

                                                                                                    Newcastle 24th November 1761

Hon[ou]rd Sir       I am glad to hear you are better & have been able to get on horseback.

The Wallington tenants paid last week as well as could be expected f[ro]m the Badness of the harvest & Fairs. & yet there remains above £2000 due f[ro]m them for arrears & last mayday rents. Most of them declared they have little prospect of paying you. & many of them want to be released f[ro]m their farms. The bills I paid at Wallington for mason work, carpenters work, turnpike roads, & on the house & stables acco[un]t etc amount to near £700, wch is so great a deduction f[ro]m the money I rec[iev]ed as makes the payment of Allanh[ea]ds & Coalcleugh miners ag[ain]st Xmas still depend upon Contingencies.

Mr Robson has this day paid my fa[the]r John Ogle’s £300, wch he has charged in his cash account. And inclosed is Messrs Surtees & Burdons bill on Messrs Henton Brown & son for £300 wch please to advise the receipt of. This & Lady Loraines money, wch was remitted in my last Letter; is, I presume, what you expected “remained to be returned”. I cannot tell when Miss Harbottle’s money will be got, for she is obliged to send for a writ against the person that owes it her.

Mr Groptys box was at Wallington; but it is now sent by the London Carrier directed to Mrs Gropty in Mount Street. Inclosed is a copy of the receipt wch he gave for his wages.

Mr Robson will enquire at Ogle & Whalton about Sir Fran[ci]s Liddells wife.

Mr Collingwood told me this morning that all the Longbenton tenants, except him that had attorned to Lord Carlisle, have now attorned to S[i]r Robt. Bewicke & Mr Craister. but I cannot learn with certainty whether Jno. Brown of Kirkheaton has attorned to them.

My father has wrote Mr Wilson & sent him Mr Newtons opinion about the offers for Kenton Coll[ie]ry. Mr Newton is esteemed a man of ability & Integrity. his judgem[en]t I think could be no way biased upon this maker for he refused taking any thing for his opinion, tho’ he took some care to form a Right one. I am etc     HR

P.S. I am told Mr Roberts of Hexham is dangerously ill.    

Newcastle November 24: 1761 £ 300

Twelve days after date pay Mr Joseph Richmond or order Three hundred pounds value received as advised by Surtees & Burdon

To Messrs Henton Brown & son  Bankers London

Endorsed  pay the contents to Sir Walter Blackett Bar’ or order

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