Letters – Joseph Richmond to Lancelot Allgood – 23 May 1731

Document Type: Letters
Date: 23 May 1731
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Lancelot Allgood
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Lan: Allgood Esqr, 		Newcastle 23rd May 1731


      In answer to Yours of the 20th This covers Mr Bernardeaus bill on Mess rs Simonds for the sum of eight hundred twenty nine pods seventeen shillings and sixpence, My Lre pr last post acquainted you wth all the Satisfaction I can get about the two hundrd pod bill, only that Jn: Crowe tells me now they have a Lre from Mr Nichs Ridley that he will assuredly pay it in three or four Days time, Great must their patience be that can submit to such usage –

      I was told last week that there was most scandellous Report at Hexham relating to Affairs between Mr Blackett & you, I hope on your Arrival in the Country you will be able to trace out & punish the Authors who richly deserve it at your hands. I have by this post a Lre from Mrs Isabella Blackett for her ½ yrs annuity, I have wrote her that I cannot at present procure a bill for it, but if you cannot pay it her before you leave the Town, shall send her one as soon as in my Power. I am etc J.R.

Newcastle 18th May 1731		….for £829.17.6

At two Usance, pray pay by this my sole bill of Exchange unto Mr Joseph Richmond or Order the um of eight hundd & twenty nine pods, seventeen shillings & sixpence, Value in Lead of the Extors of Sr Wm Blackett, & place it to the Accot of Mr J.B.B. of Rouen as pr advice from 

						Your most hmble Servt P. Bernardeau

To Mers Pre & J.C. Simond Brothr, Mercht in London

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