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To Messrs Cook & Abell Golds[mith]s in Forster Lane Newcastle 1st January 1731/2 Sirs, I have before me Mr Cooks Lre of the 28 past, & am sorry the Silver will give no more than 5s 8d at your Markett the 2 pieces you have rece'd lay by me for some time & weighed by our scales 10.10 1/2 good weight when sent away, out of w[hi]ch I allowed you one Ounce for Litharge, they were weigh'd to me at 1009 & so you will give me leave to Debit you if it shoud be too hard. I sent you a p[iece] this day senight by Burrell the Carrier as below w[hi]ch I hope will make it good, [in margin: 782 ½ oz] the Receipt of w[hi]ch peice please to own, & I pray let me know whether you will give 5s 9d for what I shall send you the Current Years, w[hi]ch I hope may be more than you’ve rece[ive]d for some Years past, I shall forbear drawing on you as long as I can possibly, please to signify whether you are satisfied, you may safely honour my Draughts, or that you desire Mr Allgood or Mr Clarks Lre to that purpose. I am etc J.R.