Letter – Joseph Richmond to John Bacon – 10 Dec 1728

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Dec 1728
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: John Bacon
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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Newcastle 10 Dec 1728

To Mr Jno Bacon at Staward

Sr. I own the Recpt of your favour of the 29th ult & agreeable thereto have cuased a tryall to be made of your Whesinope Lead Laying at Swallwell which I doe assure you from the Report of Our Agent at Bladon yields bare 4 grains which is answerable to the produce of our own whesinope lead and if any person can make it yield more he must be better skilled in the busyness then I find wee are. As you’ve been so kind Sr to make us the offer would realy be willing to give as much of the thing will bear but £19 pr fother you will please to observe from the undermentioned to be too hard. I cannot conceive how any person can afford to give it Except there was a Better Demand for Silver than at Present but will take this parcel for a tryall. If you will please to Order its being deliverd at Bladon & leave it to your self to make what Abatem[ent]t you please. I am Sr 	Your most obed servt	JR

<p.x> 19 oz pr Fothr at 5.9 £ 5 12  1 ½

        A fothr of Lead      15 10  -   

                             21  2  1 ½

<missing> 1 ¾ Lead  1  5 10:

  Workmanship &c      14   :  1 19 10

					    19  2  3 ½

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