Letter – Joseph Richmond to Joseph Peart – 18 Jun 1734

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Jun 1734
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Joseph Peart
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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Mr Peart								Newcastle 18th June 1734

I rec[eiv]ed yours with March account which runs very high, the Oar got in that, & the former

Qua[rte]r costs Mr Blackett more than he can sell it for, for lead now is not worth more than £12 & I don’t believe any Body will give that for a large Quantity. All the lead wee have got down this Year is unsold, & no body will buy at any price, you must therefore shorten your hand, & what will not work at 22s or 23s a Bing all charges whatsoever laid on must be let alone till further Orders pray therefore take Notice your Acco[un]ts are not to Outrunn that Charge upon the Oar you send to the Mills, As to the Tackers I cant yet tell you what to charge them, I am satisfied you cant in Justice exceed 21s since Xmas last. I expect to see you here on Tuesday the 25th to accompany us to Dukesfield, I intend to go from Thence to Wolsingham to talk with Dr Watts about the Grove wro.t by Mr Hutchinson

      I am Your very humble servt			J R

PS  I have now an Answer that in France they wont give £12 p. Fother so you must regulate the Tacks accordingly I dont believe I shall get £11 before this year is ended

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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