Letter – Joseph Richmond to Robert Macmorran – 30 Dec 1729

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Dec 1729
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Robert Macmorran
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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Newc 30th Dem’r 1729

To Mr Robt Mackmorran

Sr, I have shiped on board the Cooper of Londn Thos Miller master a Coach belonging to Mr Blackett who is now at Calverly in his way to London, Inclosed is a bill of Lading for it, I beg on receipt hereof you will be so kind as send for one Cockdale a Coachmaker in Silver st near great Marlborough Street to take care of it as soon as the ship arrives & if you find him out b y this Direction which I am not sure is right you may deliver him the bill of lading & desire he’ll pay the freight if received in good order. If you find the Direction to him does not answer pray be so kind as take the proper care of it till further orders, & your disbursements in its acco.t will be thankfully paid by Mr Blackett when he goes to town. All the materials belonging it is sent along with in shampee 9except the harness) also the seat Boxes of Wearing apparel. 

	I request you’l be so kind as let me know the present price of lead, whether any great quantities at Market & that you & of some friend knowing in that Commodity what is expected will be the fate of it in the spring, wether we may expect a rising or falling Markett, with what els you may judge a necessary information in that affair, & I further desire you will also enquire the price of silver bullion, whether more than 5s9d per oz is given for that commodity. Your particular information as to these articles will be a particular obligation on him who with the wishes of the season

			Yours 	J. Richmond

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