Letter – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 6 May 1760

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 May 1760
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
To Sir Wr Blackett Bt MP at his home in Pall Mall London                                        6th May 1760 

Honrd Sir 

    Lady Loraine has sent in £50 more & I desire the receipt given herefore £750 maybe altered to £800 wch makes the money you have had of her £2000 and she purposes to let you have £500 more in September. The prospect of peace being now thought to be over, the lead trade is again quite at a stand, so am afraid shall not be able to make Weardale pay before Mids[umme]r for I reckond upon £1000 of Lady Loraine's money.

     I expect to see Mr Thos Maughan at Dukesfield tomorrow when may perhaps get from him some further information about Great Slittgrove, so that if the B[isho]p does not go out of town in 10 days and you can defer giving him the acct sent you by last post, you will know by frydays post, if there is any alteration to be made; but I am satisfied there can be none that is material.

     I have got two bills for £500 & £400 that will be due the 18th of next month. If you have occasion for them and they will be [jus]t your time; if not, I will send 6 or 700£ by the carrier. We have had fine rain yesterday and today, which is like to continue.

PS My son has had the worst receipt last week at Wallington I ever knew.

I am Etc. JR

Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467