Letter – Joseph Richmond to Charles Clark – 5 Jun 1730

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Jun 1730
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Charles Clark
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Clark		Newcastle the 5th June 1730

Sr, Inclosed I send you four bills of <Exitre> for the Sum of thirteen hundred & ten pounds 10 shillings and threepence as follows:

May 15 1730 Fenwick & Wakes on Sr Jno Wms at 25 days £ 100

May 19 1730 Pr Bernardeau on Mr Cha. La Porte 

            at 2 usuance                             £ 400

Do          do               do     as above         £ 600

Do          do               do     as above         £ 210.10.3


wch sum you’ please so to apply as to make all parties easie for the present & particularly Mr Guys Extors who I’m afraid will begin to think wee are too far in Arrear wth them. I wish you would please to let me know how their accot stands to the 14 Janry last, I shall make you what further Remittances can be possibly spared at this time wch I doubt will not be large in <hast> for Lead is declining Commodity & little demand for it & the Rents were never so badly pd as at present occasioned by the low price of all sorts of grain wch will go near to break half the farmers in the Country. Wee have now a three years pay to make of the Lead Mines wch money must be raised to Compleat in two months time & will amount to upwards £7000 but wee have Lead sufficient to do more than that if it can be got sold the price is now from £15 to £15 5s 0d pr Fothr, Mr Blackett and his Lady are still at Sr Walters & I hear not when they Intend for this place, here was a very selnder appearance during the race week I beg you’ll please to own the Receipt of the Inclosed by yr Return of the post	I am	&c	JR

[Short marginal note indecipherable on original]

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