Letter – Joseph Richmond to Lancelot Allgood – 2 Jan 1731

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Jan 1731
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Lancelot Allgood
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Allgood 	Newcastle 2nd Janry. 1730


Inclosed is Mr.Dixons bill on Messrs. Burwood & Sill for the Sum of One hundred pounds, to Crabtree the carriers note for one hundred & fifty Pounds, wch. will nearly compleat your order, The Receipt of wch. please to own I have your favour of the 27th ult. & if the case be so wth. Respect to Kenton, I fear they’ll make it too dear a purchase to Mr. Blackett, Since my last, have enquired more narrowly as to the part wch. Bryers has in his own hands, & am of Opin. it is worth better than 60 li a Year, I had some talk wth. Mr. Wilkinson about that Estate, who knows  it very well, & who thinks it would be a very dear Purchase at the money bid already for it Mr. Mansell has sent an Ordr. to pay his Ladys annuity to Mr. Whitfield, wch. he had sent to me. You have within a coppy thereof, & I Desire your Ordr. If to be complyid wth., Please to ask Mr. Denton if the last paymt. wch. he made to Mr. Howell, was not to Lady day. We have lately had 10 pcs Lead stolen from Blaydon key, wch. has occasioned a great Bustle between the workers there Dalton, & Robinson the latter in a heat told Dalton, that it could not be gone without his knowledge & that he Imployed some persons about him to convey & dispose of it, as soon as I heard of this accusation, I have him a Charge to deliver me in Writing what Foundation he had for it, wch. did in a very simple manner proveing nothing but his own Suspicion, wch. he says hel ever retain I likewise gave Dalton a Charge thereupon, & have had his answer, & after examination of all parties do believe it only to be the effect of ill blood, finding that Robinson has since made a Recantation before the Curate of Ryton & seven or eight persons more at Dalton’s house to prevent a Prosecution, the papers relateing thereto I shall if you please send you, or keep them by me till you come down. I have had ‘Gateside’ searched, also the ships at the Key & procured the Officers assistance at Sheilds, at wch. last place I have this Afternoon got 8 of the 10 peices, & hope in a little time to tell you have also got the Theif, or banish’d him the Country. I am		Yours etc JR 

      Newcas. 1 Janry. 1730

Sir  Ten days after date pay to Mr Jos Richmond or his order One hundred pounds value recd as per advice, from		Abm Dixon

To Messrs Burwood & Sill in Mark Lane London

Janry 02 17.30 Received of Mr. Jos Richmond the Sum of one hundred & fifty pounds, wch. I promise to pay to Lancelot Allgood Esq. or order, at the White horse in Cripplegate, Lond. On the 16 day of this instant, haveing rced fifteen shillings for the carriage thereof, as witness my hand.

Geo Crabtree

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