Letter – Joseph Richmond to John Armstrong – 6 Jan 1730

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jan 1730
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: John Armstrong
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Armstrong 	Newc 6 Janry 1729

On saturday in the Evening I received yours setting forth the Dispute between you and Fra. Little & partners, the had been with me that Morning, & related the whole affair so very little Different from what you have done, that I convinced them you had done no more than your Duty in letting their Bargain to others, and what if I had been present I would actually have done, so that I doubt not but their are returned with so resigned & peacable a Disposition as well Indue you to give them the encouragement good workmen deserve if you find it otherwise they are in your power, As to such Persons as Grind from the Mill, & act contrary to the Rules and Customs of the field, they ought certainly to be discouraged, I can have no Objection to your putting any of the poor tenants into a Capacity of paying their Rents when it can fairly be done, & without giving Discouragement to the Whole Concern, & if you think it for our Masters Interest to let the high Bargain from these people, I mean from Little & partners some of Which I presume have taken her, You cannot want my Approbation	Sr Your Servt  J.Richmond

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