Letter – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 30 Jan 1730

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Jan 1730
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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to Waltr Blackett Esq					Newcastle 30 Janry 1729

Sr, I have sent pr Crabtree the London Carriers, a Box directed to Mr Richard Cook Goldsmith in Forster Lane, containing 1023 ounces ΒΌ wrought Plate, the Particulars of wch are within mentioned. I have been as Exact as possible in weighing it, but as to the real value of part of it I am not a Judge. Mr Cook is a Person we have always dealt with for our Bullion, & is I believe the properest Person to treat, or advise with on this affair. I also send you and Accot of what Plate remains here & at Wallington for your Perusall. The box will be at the white Horse: Cripplegate on Saturday the 14 Feby, whether Mr Cook will send for it, & take care of it, till he see you or receive your Directions concerning it, I thought it best to send by Land, having prevailed with the Carrier to take it at 2s 4d a Stone; which I paid here.

Yesterday about 11 the Poll ended at Durham when Mr Shaftoe had a majority of 24 voices & I do not hear of any dispute or Disturbance happening during the Poll. 	&c

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