Letters – Joseph Richmond to Lancelot Allgood – 15 May 1731

Document Type: Letters
Date: 15 May 1731
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Lancelot Allgood
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Lancelot Allgood Esqr.                                    Newcastle  15th May 1731


I have received your Lre of the 11th by which I find you will want more Money to clear off with the Corporation than I doubt I shall be able to get returned before the time you have fixed for leaving the Town, for Mr Bernardeau has been disappointed of a ship, & Loads not his Lead till the next week, Inclosed is Mr Ridleys bill on Mr Jno. Edwards for three hundred pounds which I hope is very good, if I can get bills in time, shall send them to enable you to settle with the Corporation to 11 Janry last, which I heartily wish was done, As they will not take the trouble of bills. I hope you will pitch upon some person that you can depend upon for us to correspond with, who will punctually once in six months send down his acco[un]t currant with the treasures receipts, if you allow such a person ½ p[e]r Cent[iu]m it is and amount to more than £17. 5s. 0d p. ann[um] such a Correspondence may be of as much advantage to the Trust & perhaps considerably more than that Expence, What do you think of Messrs Cook & Abell, if they are Persons of Substance & would undertake it on those terms? The Bullion sent them  would be so much paid on the Intrest Accot wch I think they should pay in to the Treasurer wth out any prem[iu]m. I hope however you will order it some way that wee may both keep the Corperation <eusie>, & proceed wth more certainty for the future. It is a very great pleasure to me to find your Lady is in a Condition to travell, & that I shall see you so soon in the Country, to her my best Respects & I am   J.R.

    Newcastle 15th May 1731                            £300.0 0

Thirty days after date pay Mr. Jos: Richmond or His order the sum of Three Hundred pounds value received & place it to acco[un]t as per advice from   Rich. & Nich. Ridley

To Mr Jno. Edw[ar]ds Merchant in London

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