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Mr Peart Newcastle 1 Febr[uar]y 1732 My Lre of the 21st Decem[be]r acquainted you that according to Daltons Assay, Westgatehead oar was rich in Silver, I am now to acquaint you, that upon a second Tryal he finds it does not hold 4oz in a Fother w[hi]ch will not answer the charge of working, his mistake was occasion’d by making the first tryal in a Pot that had been us’d before; This affair has I doubt made a noise in the Country, I wish it may be no Inducem[en]t to make the Bishop stand at a distance w[i]th us, you must deceive the Country herein, I have wrote Mr Rudd to mix it w[i]th the common Oar w[hi]ch is demonstration enough that it is not worth being kept Separate. There being <such> a considerable difference between the produce of our Wessenhope Oar & Mr Bacons, I desire you will send me two pounds of the Partnership Wessenhope & two po[un]ds of Mr Blackett’s own Wessenhope oar that I may be satisfy’d what is the reason of this Difference. I am etc J.R.