Letters – Joseph Richmond to John Armstrong – 31 Aug 1732

Document Type: Letters
Date: 31 Aug 1732
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: John Armstrong
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Armstrong			Newcastle 31st Aug[us]t 1732

Sir, John Vipont having petitioned Mr Blackett to be restored to his Work again, & promising better behavour for the future, I am ordered to acquaint you that as Mr Blackett believes what he has already suffered, will be a means to make him keep his word, & mind his Work, you are to set him on again at the next Bargains, In the mean time he has Engaged himself to shew you some Discovery he has made of an untryed vein, near his own Habitation, w[hi]ch he will make a thorough tryall of at his own Expence, by working her into the Sill, in the manner you shall Direct, if he performs not in all Respects, you are at Liberty to discharge him the works again, giving your Reasons for so doing w[hi]ch is signified to you by Y[ou]rs etc    J.R.

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