Letters – Joseph Richmond to John Bacon – 21 May 1731

Document Type: Letters
Date: 21 May 1731
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: John Bacon
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Bacon Esqr				Newcastle May 21st 1731


I have now had a Tryall of your Lead, for wch I offer you £16 pr Fothr, at that price I am willing to take the 326 pieces, if you are pleased to d[elivere]d [sic] it at Bladon in 14 Days, if you exceed that time, & the price of Lead should fall, wch there's too much reason to fear, you will not take it amiss if I expect a proportionable abatemt, for I assure you Sr, (according to the justest Computation I can make from the Assay sent me, and the Currant price of Lead), I do think that what I offer you is as much as the matter will bear, & as much, if not more, than any other person will give, it being not only my own but to my Ma[ste]rs desire to deal with you for all your Refining Lead, provided any small advantage can be made by it, if you dislike this offer I shall make you another, wch is to d[elivere]d you weight for weight in Lead & pay you 50s a Fother advance. I am etc J.R.

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467