Letter – Joseph Richmond to Lancelot Allgood – 24 Mar 1729

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Mar 1729
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Lancelot Allgood
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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Newcastle 24 Mar 1728.9

Mr. Allgood

Sr, from Mr Bells acct wch I have got in to the end of year 1727 have on the other side drawn you out a state of the severall collierys for the years 1725, 1726 & 1727 whereby you will observe the annuall produce of each as well as how Mr Bell’s acct stands to the end of 1727. As to Fellon Colliery Mr Wilkinson has agreed that the balance of 1725 & 1726 be brought by Mr Bells to acct but as to £1098.3.3 wch appears to be the produce of 1727 he says there is a further charge upon it, so won’t agree that sum shall be bro.t to the Trust acct. However Mr Bell has agreed to pay £400 to your order in May next ach he says is the most he can do, the acct I heare send you is collected from Mr Bells own papers for I have not meddled with yr examination of your vouchers.

	Mr Liddell is very uneasie about his acct being not settled & threatens that, if not speedily done he will charge commission for all the Wardell lead he bought for Sr Wm <or> Sr Wm’s son, As I am an intire stranger to that affair & do remember your questioning that part of his acct shan’t presume to meddle with it without your directing. I find he has order given him by Mr Salkeld for that Lead at £13 5s 0d pr Fother, (wch exceeds not the price that lead then sold for except 191 ps of H. Lead wch is charged at £18 pr Fother wch was more than it was worth but bought as Mr Liddell says by Sr Wm’s own directions. After all wch is bro.t to his orders with his notes for goods deliver’d to the mines &c there won’t be above £30 to ball & that in your favour.

	The monies for the last year have fallen short of the preceeding year 1000 bings of oar, chiefly in C C by reason of so many hands being imploy’d about the gin wch is now finish’d, & that grove is very flourishing. Wardell durns to little acct & there is no great prospect in Allanheads she has yielded last year 1070 B of oar but very dear bought.

	I sent Hutchinson to Dukesfd the beginning of this month to assist Mr Hunter with the mill accts they are now in good forwardness so please to signify whether you would have any thing further done towards a Pay before your return into the North. Mrs Featherston I believe is making provision to pay in her Ball.c if you please to give Mr Hunter an order upon her for it. What will you please to have done about Hutchinson – shall he stay how he is at Dukesfield or return hither till you come into the country.

	I hear nothing yet from Laury Gray about Mr Howard. I am

			Sr, your most obed servant


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