Letter – Joseph Richmond to John Armstrong – 2 Sep 1729

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Sep 1729
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: John Armstrong
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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Newcastle 2 Sep 1729

Mr John Armstrong,

I have your favour of the 27th ult.o with Mat Whitfield & co’s proposal about Redgroves, & your offers to them in answer admitting of give severall cases; all of wch as you observe amounting to the same thing; I wish they may embrace any of them as nobody knows better, if so well how to treat with them as yourself that affair if left to you to do as you judge best. I can’t now inform you what time wee have to come in that lease shall enquire Mr Allgood & let you know pr first opportunity.

I was indeed saying that I though the candles upon wages run very high in Allanheads account but at the same time I did not doubt but that you played the good husband therein as in all other cases both for your own credit & the masters intrest. 

I am very glad to hear you get oar so well as I am that you have recovered your hearing by the assistance of Dr Noble. My lre of the 22d ult.o was occasioned by the Peoples continual clamour about the gunpowder & Mr Allgoods directions given me therein, & did not proceed from any intention of prejudicing the Doctr to whom I wish no harm, but from a desire of keeping free from Censure Sr Wm Blackett’s Extors & all concern’d under them. When you have settled Omissions in Mr Mowbrays last pay you may transmit the same to Mr Allgood & pray ask Mr Mowbray if he ever deliver’d in the quarterly accounts from Lady day 1719 if he did to whom for Mr Allgood remembers not he ever had them, & they are not in the Office; I wish Mr Mowbray would let them be drawn out, together, with his general acco.t from the time above mention’d.

	I am Sr, Your humble servant, Jos. Richmond

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