Letter – Joseph Richmond to Robert Macmorran – 21 Jul 1730

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Jul 1730
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Robert Macmorran
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr. Robert Macmorran		Newcastle 21 July 1730

Sr, I am Dr to your Favour of the 18th ulto advising the shipping of the Boneashes wch I have received & shall pay the Charge at sight to your Order, but let it be a separate draft from your Disbursements for the Perfections &c on Mr. Blacketts accot. If you have any Correspondents at Chester I intreat your Favour pr first, to desire him to apply to some Clark in the Custom house there for an accot of what Lead has been shipt in that Port since Xmass distinguishing how much for France, Holland, London & the charge of procuring wch I will be accountable for to you, If you have no acquaintance <then> probably you may prevail with some Friend to do this for you, I should also be glad to know what Quantities of Lead is at present at that Markett, what the weight of their Fother is, & whats the present price on the keys or on Board, I hope your goodness will pardon this freedom I am forc’d to take having no acquaintance in that Port, I shall at all times & on all Occasions acknowledge your Favour herein & am	yours &c  JR

PS. The Boneashes was in smaller Casks that I orderd please to send 20 casks more, each cask to contain about 4 bushells, & then draw for the whole

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