Letters – Joseph Richmond to Lancelot Allgood – 24 Apr 1731

Document Type: Letters
Date: 24 Apr 1731
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Lancelot Allgood
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Allgood                                          Newcastle 24 Apl 1731


Instead of sending you £500 this day by the carrier as mentioned in mine of yesterdays date, I send you inclos’d Fenwick & waters bill on Mr John Rudolph Spellerbergh at 21d[ays] for that Sum wch I preferred to trusting so much by the Carrier, I was oblidg’d to pay them ½ p[er] cent prem[iu]m for this bill good bills not being now to begot here at par, please to own the Receipt hereof, I know not what to do with the People claiming on Mr Mowbrays acco[un]t, who lead me a weary Life for their money, if I should pay the Penrith Gent[leme]n before those in the Town, the latter will be disoblegd  by it, I am ashamed to hear it said wee are forc’d to pay Intrest to so many persons, please to let me know what further remittances you will now have to make matters easy, & whither if I can raise the money to discharge these Persons, I am to do it, or refer it till you come into the  Country, the particulars are as on the otherside  I am   JR

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467