Letter – Joseph Richmond to Lancelot Allgood – 17 Nov 1730

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Nov 1730
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Lancelot Allgood
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Allgood					Newcastle 24 Novr 1730

      I have before me yours of the 14th. I hope you got well to London on Fryday last wch I will be glad to hear, & also to know whether I may please my self wth the Expect[ation] of seeing you in the Country before Xmass, I wrote you in my Lre of the 22nd ulto that the Weardale miners were grown refractory for want of a pay, & as Jacob & Joseph Peart both told me, the greatest part of them would actually throw up if not pd before Xmass, Joseph Peart is now here & so satisfie the Landlords & others that are most clamorous I have this Day pd him £500, but he assures me it will do nothing to make the Country easy, There is now due to the Mines to Michas last £5500 odd wch Sum I shall be able to raise before the 20 Decembr if you think fit to order a pay about that time. Wee have now at Markett about 4000 ps. Of lead but no Demand for it Mr Reay has offer’d me in the behalf of Mr Creed £14 5s 0d for 1000 ps to be paid for in 3 months, wch tho at present is about the Markett price I cant think of accepting of by reason of the time of paymt. If you would sell 1000 or 2000 ps at that price to be pd for in Janry, when I fear you will want a long sum in London, I think it would be adviseable to do it, but this I submit to your better judgement. Mr Mowbrays affair will terminat as hinted in my last & Mr Steel is drawing up the award, but shall make no paymt on that accot till I have your order.

      Miss Allgood was a little indispo’d on Sunday Senight when I called at Rideing, but is now perfectly well as you will find by the inclos’d.

      The four Bills sent you in my last two Lres as within are I hope come safe to hand. If you please to take up Mr Cooks Ball of 194.2.6 I shall charge my self with it on notice & it will be so much return’d you towards the £200 which you have ordered your Bro[the]r to pay me. Mr Howard promis’d be last week to pay off the Remaindr of your Bonds & Notes as yesterday, but did not perform. I find Mr Clark has a writ against Him but do not yet hear of its being executed, Mr. Clark has sent me a Receipt for £10 intrest. If you please to give orders I shall pay it him, Mr Blackett is still at the North & I hear nothing of his moveing southards

      	I am &c	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