Letter – Joseph Richmond to Lancelot Allgood – 16 Sep 1729

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Sep 1729
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Lancelot Allgood
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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Newc 16 Sept 1729

To Lanc Allgood Esq

Yesterday Mr Coulson told me he had an answer from his Friend about the lead who will give no more than £15 5s for 2000 pieces, he desired my answer against this post but have put him off till the next so please to signify your opinion pr Nan on Friday. The lead trade at present seems to be so much at a stand that I believe no body can forsee what turn it will take, the great quantities at all markets & the very little demand gives reason to think the price will drop, wee have about 3000 pcs at market already wch considering how farr the year is advanced may lay upon our hands till the spring, & the hazard is whether the spring price will make amends for the keeping it, in short I know not what will be acting for the best at this juncture. £15 5s is 7s 6d a fother lower than I have sold for this year. I have offerd Mr Bernardeau 2 or 3000 pcs for £15 10s 0d but he has sent me a very huffing answer telling me those happy days are now over & he will nor propose any such thing to his Correspondents least they should think him doting. I shall wait your answer & am    


I shall send on Wednesday the things you order’d. Lady Calverly went away this morning, Miss stays behind. The Family went for Wallington about 12 a clock.

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