Letters – Joseph Richmond to Lancelot Allgood – 23 Apr 1731

Document Type: Letters
Date: 23 Apr 1731
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Lancelot Allgood
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Allgood                                                                23 April 1731


I have received your Lres of the 16 & 20th & am extremely glad Mrs Allgood is in so good a way of recovery since writing the inclos’d, Mrs Vasey has received yours which gives the great satisfaction, & I intend this Evening to call on Mr Watson & tye him as fast as I can, I have spoke to John Crowe about the £200 bill; they are Seemingly much asham[e]d of the delay & have assured me that care is taken by their post it shall be paid on demand, if it is not, you are the best judge what usage they deserve that bill being in part of payment for Lead delivered in July 1729, As to the £400 bill on Edwards I doubt not its being punctually paid for he had the character of a good man & I saw his order for the Lead this bill is drawn for; Inclos’d are three bills, for £556. 8s. 9d which please to own the Receipt of if they are at too long a date to answer  your demand & you cant discount them on easee terms please after acceptance to return them, & I shall send the money by the Carrier, & shall send you five hundred po[un]ds tomorrow by Crabtree the Carrier which is all I can at present & for Mr Hunter is so farr from being able to get any money of the tenants that I have this day advanc’d him £140 for the milns which there was an absolute necessity for, wee have Lead at market but nobody offers any price for it, I have not sold under 14. 5. 0 but at Stockton they now sell at 13. 7. 6 our fother, so that, the Lead trade looks at present with a very ill face, if your Occasions are so very pressing had you not better treat with Creed or some other to buy 2000 pigs & advance you money upon shipping which, may be done on <potue> wee having above that quality now at market, I hope to make you a further return in a few posts & am etc

                                                      £. s. d                                           

Pr. Bernard.u on Messrs Simond &c 2 April at 2 us.e 256. 8. 9

Ditto                                               200. 0. 0

Ditto                                               100. 0. 0

                                                  £ 556. 8. 9       

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