Letter – Joseph Richmond to Christopher Denton – 11 Jun 1734

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Jun 1734
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Christopher Denton
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Denton							Newcastle 11th June 1734

Dr Sir

      Inclosed is Mr Abr[aha]m Dixons bill on Mr Jno Still for the sum of two hundred

& twenty pounds, w[hi]ch I desire you will advise the Receipt of, & mention that it is to pay Mr Groce so much due to him from Mr Blackett, so that your l[ett]re may be a Voucher to me for so much money. I hope this will make all Matters easy for the present, for times are so bad, that there’s no money stirring for any thing here. I received the Rule upon the Sheriff, but Mr Steel makes so many Objections against the serving it, that I desire your further directions in it. He says it’s not consistent w[i]th Mr Blackett honour to proceed in so harsh a Manner against Manners only, & spare Cook, & as to the Sheriff he says he will probably return no goods to be found sufficient, & then it will be Incumbent upon us to prove the Contrary, that executions against the Bodies of both Manners, & Cook would have been more elligible w[i]th a great deal more Argum[en]t, I am no Judge of , he knows

      Mr Blackett is not Inclinable to proceed any further against Cook w[hi]ch was the reason the Execution was not sent against him, being still in Mr Steels hand, but Mr Greive has writt a lre complaining of the Unequall procedure against Manners, & this I presume has wrought upon him to raise these objections. I have desired him to give you his Reasons for this Demurr, but he declines it, & says he will do as I order him, but had rather forbear forwarding the Rule, till I hear again from you, pray therefore please to direct peremptorily by the Return of the Post, & if he will not execute the Matter some body else must, he says waiting your Answer will be no damage therefore I am prevailed upon to give you this Trouble, & am as always 		

      Yrs etc  J R

June 11th Tuesday <Mr Clark> put your lre <.. above B..> into the Posthouse

      Newcastle 11th June 1734


Twenty five days after date pay to Mr Chrisr Denton or his order Two hundred & Twenty pounds, value rec[eiv]ed of Wr Blackett Esqr as advised by	Abra: Dixon

To Mr Jno Still Merch[an]t In March Lane London

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