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To Richd Ridley Esq. Newcastle 29th Novr 1732 Sir, My Mas[te]r having ordered his Leadmines in Weardale to be paid off the next month, I desire you will be pleased to Order Mr Crowe to let me have £300 on the 9th when I expect Mr Peart here for the money, There Will be remaining on the Lead Accot upwards of £400 after the paymt wch I hope shall not have occasion to trouble you for in hast[e], I shoud not have done it now for the sum, but on the present Emergency, wch will plead my excuse who am Sr Yrs etc J.R. P.S. Kilhope Oar got since the last pay amounts to about £150 wch will be <somuch> in part of the £300 deduct what money your Workmen may have already reced.