Letters – Joseph Richmond to Robert Macmorran – 2 Jul 1731

Document Type: Letters
Date: 2 Jul 1731
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Robert Macmorran
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Macmorran					Newcastle 2nd July 1731


The Fenwick Robt Hewitson Mastr is arrived here with wine & other goods on board for Mr Blackett & Mr Cuthbt Fenwick, for wch the Master has neglected to clear at the Custom House in London & take out a Regular Despatch, having only a sufferance for shipping the goods, & that not endors'd by the Coast Officer, copy of wch sufferance is within written, The Officers here having stop'd the goods till a Coquet or Transire be produced as I presume they where bo.t of you I am Obliged to give you this trouble, desiring that if you shipt them, you'l please on Receipt hereof to procure & send me a proper Dispatch, but if through this Neglect such dispatch cannot be got, wch I much doubt, proper Application must be forthwith made to the board for their Order to Deliver the goods, I beg your answr pr first Opportunity, I am etc J.R.

P.S. instead of the copy I send you the Original Sufferance

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