Letter – Joseph Richmond to Charles Clark – 2 Jan 1730

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Jan 1730
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Charles Clark
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Cha: Clark 							Newcastle 2d Jan 1729

Sr, inclosed is Fenwick & Waters bill on Mr John Lee Quesne for £150 wch wth the bill for £64-15-0 Sent you in my lre dated 2d ult on Mr Richard Jackson I desire you’l please to acknowledge the Receipt of

Mr Allgood gives his service to you & desires you’l let Mr Denton draw out an acct of what Bills you have been paid since Sr Wms death, also a list of those remaining unpaid which he says should have in order to prepare an Answer to the Bill, wherein I presume Sr Wms debts must be taken notice of. As for the Taylors Bill for 21 l 6 he says there is along standing Acct but does not believe any such Balance to be due.

I have deferred Sending the Inclosed bill over since the 23 ult in hopes of procuring a Bill for 50. Wich I cannot yet meet with, but to Morrow shall send that sum by the Carryer in order to enable you to pay Lady Barb.’s annuity wch is sore pressed for. I hope Mrs Blackett’s is paid, Mr Blackett and his Lady left this place the 22 ult they take Calverly in their way to London where they talk of being in 14 days time. Great solicitations are making at Durham where it’s the General opinion that Mr Shafto will carry the Day, notwithstanding the Gentlemen on the other Side appear to be very sanguine. We have a Report that Mr Carr will Shortly be Marryed to Miss Coteswoth & that he has given Mr Bacon notice he’l pay in his money in six months. Wishing you health & a happy Succession of many New Years. I am Sr your servt JR

PS. Instaed of the 50l I thought to send to Morrow by the Carrier, have sent Mr Cook 2 pc of Silver wt. 343¼ 293 oz which comes to £98 13 8¼ Which Sum you’l please call upon him for in 15 days time: If he think your draught too hasty wee shall make him amends in the next parcel

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