Letter – Joseph Richmond to Peter Bernardeau – 25 Jan 1734

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Jan 1734
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Peter Bernardeau
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
To Mr Pre. Bernardeau					Newcastle 25th Janry 1733


      Dalton & Robinson who weigh off all our Lead have been with me this day about the short weight w[hi]ch Mr Bonnett says he wants in the first 2000 pieces of Lead,  & I think it appears very plain that the Mistake is in weighing the Lead at Rouen, for Mr Bonnett when he wrote to you says he had not weighed it all, therefore had probably Weighed some of the Common lead & computed the whole according to the weight in w[hi]ch case it would appear  about  3000<£> short of your Invoice but the 200 pieces of Refined Lead w[hi]ch be had in the parcell would when he came to weigh them, make up that seeming Defect

      I do not in the least question Mr Bonets Report. Nor do I doubt but both he & you will believe its our Inclination to do him Justice, but since the above is very probably the Case I only desire that in Order to sett the Matter in a more clear light, you will in the proprietors name & with his best Respects, desire that Gentle[ma]n to let you know what the first 2000 p[iece]s weighed at Rouen in their pounds, & also what the 2d 2000 pieces weighed in pounds at Rouen. this I hope he wont take amiss, as it is only for the Justification of 

      Yrs etc J R

Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
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