Letter – Joseph Richmond to John Bacon – 18 Mar 1729

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Mar 1729
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: John Bacon
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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Newcastle 18 Mar 1728.9


To John Bacon Esq at Staward

Sr, on the 10 ult was delivered to our refining house 140 ps of your lead q 196C.1.14 wch has yielded no more than  186oz of silver short of 20 oz pr Fother & nearly agreeing with the Essay mentioned on my Lre of the 10 Decem, from wch youl please to observe that this has prov’d so hard a bargain that it won’t answer to deal any further upon the same terms, for if you abate nothing ,of?. 19s wee can scarce be call’d gainers.

	I beg you’l please to let me know to what time your proportion of the Bishop & Rectors rent is accounted for, & if any more is in arrear than the two last years, also whether you ever paid any proportion of the Royal and Cess, & if not, whether you have any Objections to its being charged. I am

	Sr your most obedient  servt  JR

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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