Letters – Joseph Richmond to Lancelot Allgood – 10 Apr 1731

Document Type: Letters
Date: 10 Apr 1731
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Lancelot Allgood
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Allgood                               Newcastle  April 10 1731


      Last Post bro[ugh]t me your Lre of the 6th As to the £1032. 10s. 0d which Mr Clark is made D[ebto]r for the 13th Sept[emb]er 1728, I know no more of it than that you charge him in your acco[un]t, only with that sum, so if you sent Mr Denton at that time £1332. 10. 0d. Mr Clark must be <debited> for £300 more, for which your acco[un]t must have credit, On the 21st December 1728, I paid you at <Felbridges> £432. 10s. 0 which sum you sent away the same day by Crabtree the carrier, but you charge Mr. Clark only with £300 of the money, This is all the Light I can give you into the article.

      As to the £200 bill which you drew on Mr Cook the 26th Nov.r 1728. I sent it to Mr Clark the same day but as Mr Cook refused to pay it, you will find by my Lres of 8 December & 9th inst, that I have not made Mr. Clark Deb[to]r for it, The £900 was paid Mr Clark 30 October 1728 in Newcastle as follows

Mr Bernardeaus bill on Messrs Simond’s dated 20th Sept 1728 £834. 2. 0

paid Mr Clark in money                                        65.18. 0

                                                           £ 900. 0. 0

& I have Mr Clarks Receipt expresed accordingly, an exact copy of which you have on the other side, I therefore beg that £200 bill drawn by you & endorsed by me, may be destroyed to prevent any future mistake for Mr Clark is neither charged with it, nor has paid or allowed any value for it.

      I desire you’l please to let me know what further sum I must return you, and as soon as I have your directions shall remit you accordingly.

      I wish my Ld Jerseys money could be got in, for if you pay not both Weardale & the Lead milns this <year> there will be no keeping them in any <temper>, I have been almost pulled in pieces in Weardale, & Mr Hunter & I have has a hard task to prevail with the carriers to Lead a pig of Lead from Rookhope miln, wee were forced to promise them to clear of the old score or near it in ten days before they would agree to sett on the carriage from that miln, which last year was never cleared by 1000 pigs, and at which there is now near 4000. The inclosed receipt I found in Sr. Wms. Pocket Book, I am     JR

2d August 1728 Received of Sr. Wm. Blackett Bart. the sum of two Hundred pounds for which I promise to be accountable.        Cha: Clark 

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