Letter – Joseph Richmond to John Armstrong – 21 Jan 1730

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Jan 1730
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: John Armstrong
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Armstrong 	January 21 1729

Sr, I have yours of the 20th & am very Glad you are now at quiet, & that things go on so well, pray let me know pr first opportunity, how you pressed in the Ginsump and whether there is any thing in what I have heard suggested, that the Gin is overpowered, & not only so, but also that the Level being sludged or run sets bacl part of the water against the Wheel, the latter  I can give no credit so <fo> if any such thing had happened it would certainly reuire the speediest application, wch I am assured you would not be wanting, and as to the former I hope there is as little truth in it.

I desire youl hasten the last Quartrs Accot as much as you conveniently can, with your State of the Groves, as things stood at Xmas. I observe in Mr Dawson the Ropers bill that he charges more to Allenheads than is yet brought into the accot by £14 5s 6d for 4 coils rope sent 5 Decem 1728 & 15 Sept 1729, pray Enquire carefully how that matter stands, & if you find the Ropes are received but omitted to be charged you may signify the same in order to my clearing off with him, wch he is impatient to have done. I inclose you his bills for both Allanhds & C[oal] C[leugh] by wch compared with the Accots you’ll see how they differ, these I desire you’l return me with your observation thereon, & at the same time send me an accot of what Gunpowder you and your Bro[the]r have received from Messrs Reay & Coulson (on the Credit of Sr Wm and the Trustees that I may give them Credit for the same, I would propose it to you as expedient that you make out your Generall Acct & Accts of Rents to Xmas, that wee may see how matters agree		I am	Jo: Richmond

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