Letters – Joseph Richmond to Lancelot Allgood – 16 Apr 1731

Document Type: Letters
Date: 16 Apr 1731
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Lancelot Allgood
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Allgood                                            Newcastle 16th April 1731


      I have rece[ive]d your Letter of the 10th , Agreable to which this incloses you two Bills for seven hundred pounds, as follows, which please to send for Acceptance, & advise me on the Receipts hereof.

      I have had severall meetings with M.o Jos: Watson the Fitter about your house in the <Maxknowls>, & have at last bro[ugh]t him to £20 a year on a lease for 7 or 9 years, provided it meet with your approbation, & you agree to lay him in the Water, or allow 20s a year for it, he will enter at Lammas, & if you continue your Resolution of letting that house will I believe prove a very good Tenant, he asked me if you would sell, but that I could give him no answer, I have promised to let him know your answer hereto tomorrow Senight, if you agree to let him a lease on the above terms, which I am satisfied are the highest he can be brought to, please to draw an article to that purpose if you think it is necessary & inclose it me by the Return of the post.

      My last would I hope clear up the two articles in Mr Clarks acco[un]ts & as Mr Clark can’t but be satisf[ie]d about the two Hundred pound bill, I request you will please to return it me, or otherwise to see it distroy’d & as to the money you sent Mr Denton 13 Sept. 1728, you must certainly have a Lre signifying, the receipt of it, & whether it was £1032. 10s. 0d or £1382. 10s. 0, it seems most likely to be the latter Sum, because the Receipt you gave me the 21st Decem[be]r 1728 for 432. 10. 0 expresses that sum to be the Remainder of half a years Intrest due to <the> Corpor[atio]n.

      Wee have the worst Spring trade for Lead that I have known, wee have ab[ou]t 2000 ps Lead at Market, & most of <our> stock in the ways which will spe[e]dily be in, the Season being extreamly dry, but as yet very little demand for it I find I must either sell at £14 or keep it.

      I am JR

                               Newcastle          April the 10th 1731                        for £400. 0s. 0d

Thirty days after date pay Mr Jos. Richmond or order the sum of Four Hundred p[oun]ds value received and place it to  account p[er] advice from       Rich[ar]d & Nich[ola]s Ridley

To Mr Jno. Edwards Merchant London

                              Newcastle  April 2nd 1731                                      for £ 300. 0s. 0d

At Two usance pray pay by this my sole bill of exchange unto Mr Jos: Richmond, or order The sum of three hundred pounds, value in Lead of the Ex[ecu]tors of Sir Wm. Blackett, & place it to account of Mrs I: B: B of Rouen a p[er] advise from your most hble servant  Pr. Berardeau

To Messrs Pre. & Simond Bro[the]r Merch[an]ts In London

PS The people murmur much for want of the <O/Ainepront> at last Dukesf[iel]d pay which M Featherstone refuses to pay them tho charg’d in the acco[un]ts, I hear not when she designs to pay the balance due to the Trust                             JR       

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