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To Mr Allgood at Bath Newcastle 23d Octobr 1730 Sr, I have your Lre of the 12th and am very glad to hear you are well after your journey. I have not yet got any more Money of Mr Howard but am still promis’d the remainder of your £80 promissery notes in 8 or 4 days Days wch I have reason to beliebe he will make good but as I mentioned in my last there’s no present hopes of getting the £465 & interest, I waited upon Mr Ward the Day the money was pd who told me he had advanced £2100. £1600 of wch went to Mr Ord. £118 to answer Mr Howards bill to Mr Denton for <Cogdall> wch bill Denton oblig’d him to draw, & procure Mr Ward to accept under pain of an immediate arrest & the Remainder was pd Mr Howard £260 that day & the rest in small sums before, notwithstanding wch and all the attendance I gave him that Day could get no more than £100 wch he declared was all the money he had or coud possibly then pay, the money was pd at <Prats> wch when Mr Clark heard he let me have no rest till I paid him the £81. I have not heard from your Brother but send you inclosd a bill for £100 wch I Recd yesterday & will be due before it reach you, I wrote last post to Mr Cook to know what Money he had pd Mr Clark wch I have no acct of & for what Sum I may draw upon himwhen I have an answer you will Imediately hear from me. Mr Blackett has <signed> the bond of Reference to Mr Wilkinson who I dare say will make an End of that affair but I fear heel pinch us in ordering too speedy paymt notwithstanding all the Solicitations I can make for time. Mr Peart tells me the miners in Weardale are grown so refractory for want of a pay that he is sure the greatest part of them will throw up if not pd before Xmas, When Money will arise to pay the Interest in arrear make Weardale pay & pay Mr Mowbrays bill I know not, all the Debts here owing exceed not £4000 & some part can not very readily be got in, Wee have abt 3000 ps Lead at Blaydon wch if now offerd to sale to raise ready money wont fetch more than £14 5s 0d but in the Spring would do better. Mr Bacon has sold 3600 ps for that price to Mr Creed & gives 3 months credit so little Lead remains at this Market but what was Yesterday I was with Mr Gray who tells me he spoke to Mr Winfield the attorney on Monday last about Sir Wm Williamsons interest money & expects it will be speedily pd, he advises me not to pay Lady Barbary’s annuity to Mr Coulson without having Mr Mansell’s written order for so doing, & as the £50 is now in dispute he says Mr Mansell must specify on his Receipts for the £400 a year that he accepts of the same in full for his Lady’s annuity, till such time as the £50 shall be determind in his favour, I am Sr yours &c JR
Given the working relationship between Lancelot Allgood and Joseph Richmond it is likely that these letters were addressed to him, but his borther Major Allgood was another of Sir William Blackett's Executors.