Letter – Joseph Richmond to John Bacon – 15 May 1730

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 May 1730
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: John Bacon
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Jno Bacon Esq		Newcastle 15 May 1730

Sr, I have recd your favour of the 13th offering my Ma[ste]r your Wessonhope lead  Oar, for wch I thank you. For answer I shall be very ready	 to buy it of you if you’l be pleased to accept of a price we can work it at & I think wee can give as much for it as any other person can offer, you are sensible I doubt not that Lead is now fallen from the price it bore last year & I wish I had no reason to fear it will still be lower. You will please to consider that lead sold at about £16 & then wee made nothing of the 140 ps wee bought of you at £19 I believe you have sold this year as I have done at £15 5s 0d & I am so farr from seeing any Prospect of a better Market that I would not venture to give £15 for the best of Lead without silver in it, I have also assured you vefore that Wessonhope Lead will not yield any such thing as 20 oz unless much mended wch I doubt So that from the whole you’l readily conclude no person ought at this time to give above £18 except they work for nothing however I desire as you’ve been so kind as to make us an offer of it if any person will give you more you’l please to add the favour of signifying it, for the Gentns consideration I am concerned for. As to a pay they shall be no delay occasioned an our part so as soon as the Accot are brot in you may please to fix a time as will suit your own Conveniency. I am very glad Wessonhope moves so well & am	Sr	&c	J Richmond

[Marginal note:] This Lre not sent

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467