Letters – Joseph Richmond to Peter Consett – 20 Apr 1733

Document Type: Letters
Date: 20 Apr 1733
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Peter Consett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr. Consett Coll[ecto]r <in Stocton>                             Newcastle 20 April 1733

Dear Sir, 

I own the Favour of your obliging Lre  of the 14th of which I cannot but have most gratefull Sentiments, As to the Case you mention it’s my opinion that Lime juice can’t legally be Imported from Holland unless they bring Limes to perfection in Spain or Portigall, if so you know it to be the judges opinion that the Navigation Act extends not to European goods, tho I have known many a Seiziore made & condemn’d contrary to that opinion, I think as your Friend Intended no Fraud, the Commission[e]rs will upon his applic[ati]on give him leave to export it; if not to enter it, but most certainly as you’ve secured it in the Kings Warehouse, & given the Board an acc[un]t of it you will do well to do nothing in it without their directions. I am with true respects yours J.R.

As none would have been more sorry to have heard of your Indisposition I hope you believe it gives me much pleasure that you <so> enjoy perfect health. 
Peter Consett was Collector of Customs at Stockton from 1716 to 1746

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