Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 6 Mar 1733

Document Type: Letters
Date: 6 Mar 1733
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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Hon[ou]rd Sr.                                         Newcastle 6th march 1732/3

      On Saturday last I sent by Laycock the Carrier in a Box directed for you, the writings of your Ladys Estate which I rece[ive]d from Mr Allgood, as below; The original will he says, must be Doct[or]s Commons, & that he never saw it, or copy of it, As Mr Allgood requires a receipt for these writings, I desire you will please to advise their coming safe to your hand. The deeds of your Ladies Estate, & your Marriage Articles were sent you the 31 Decr I hope you rece[ive]d them. Mr Allgood sett forwards this morning for York to meet Mr Fenwick, he says he expects getting Mr Wilson & him togeather will be the readiest way to have the present Differences adjusted & I hope it will prove so.

      I have been told that Mr Lilburne gave in some proposalls to Sr. Wm. Blackett for a Division of Gunnerton which he rejected but what they were I can’t tell, he has the character of so troublesome a man that I doubt it will be difficult to get anything concluded with him.

      I omitted to acquaint you that some time ago Mr. Ridley prevailed on Mr Reay & the rest of his <Intrest> to resolve of never choosing a Gentleman Alderman till they had a got a sufficient number that would constantly attend the service of the <Cop.n>, & this Resolution passed into an Act of Common Councill, which it now appears <was> made on purpose to be broke only by himself the first opportunity. The four Ald[erma]n mentioned in my last keep up their <Re[pre]sent[atio]ns> so high, that not one of them have been to complem[en]t their youngest Bro[the]r nor would go to Church with him on Sunday.

      Mr Clarke assured me he had sent Mr Denton the Boundary bill, but I find he has it still by him, & I don’t expect it will be sent unless you’l please to write to him about it, he tells me this day that it can’t be sent till Affidavaits are made that the Witnesses are upwards of 70 y[ears] old, which is a thing never insisted on before       

      I am etc   JR

Lease & Release with a Deed to lead the uses of a Recovery from Edwd. Ord & al to Sr. Wm. Blackett of the Estate of West Ord dated 17 & 18 Aug[us]t 1726.

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