Letter – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 12 Jan 1731

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Jan 1731
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Walter Blackett Esqr. in Poland Street near Goldn. Square London  

      Newcastle Janry 12th. 1730

I received the Favour of your Lre dated 29th ult. I have sent Mr. Allgood the particulars of Your part of Kenton, as well as that of the Lilburns as far as I can inform myself, I heartly wish you Success in that affair and also in raising the grand Sum, wch. I hope is <or> this nearly compleated, I have by this Post sent Mr. Allgood an accot. of the Lead mines, Refinery & Colliery for the Years 1728 & 1729, & for the last year as far as can at present be done, the last quars. accot. not being yet brought in. I have also sent him the best computation of the Personal estate, as it stood at Sr. William’s death, & also how it now stands, by wch. it will appear that your affairs are much mended in the two last years & will no doubt continue so to do, if we can but keep money before hand to make regular pays at the mines, without wch. I cannot answr. for the consequence, their produce for the last yrs. Has assuredly been near £3000 per annm. More than for any other year since I knew them & if lead do not drop, I doubt not but the currant year will prove well. The Horses &c at Kenton are all in good order, but we have for 10 days past had such severe weather that the Dogs have not been out. Winship has taken up <Thirfeild> I presume by your Order, to put him in a galloping condition. . I can’t but think heel perform no wonders in that way. On Sunday I saw the Body of Magistrates at the Funerall of Mrs. Dawson the Attorneys wife & who present their Service, as so do all your other Friends here. There is an old Debt due from the Crown of Denmark Mr. Allgood has the accot. & a state of the Case, but I doubt its irrecoverable. Winship tells me that there are 12 or 16 couple of good Beagles to be dispos’d on near to Carlisle, would you have him go to see them. Mr. Coulson presents his Service & returns thanks for yr. offer of your gelding. I am.


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