Letters – Joseph Richmond to Thomas Strother – 23 Jan 1733

Document Type: Letters
Date: 23 Jan 1733
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Thomas Strother
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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Mr Thomas Strother                                              Newcastle 23 January 1732/3


Agre[e]able to yours of the 14, I have this day drawn on Sr. Wr. for £15 pay[a]ble to Mr John Buxton, or order, which is in full, for Wine, Linnen etc U sent him, I have also drawn upon you for 24,14,0 which I shall account for to Mr Robson the first time I see him, according to your desire, he was here about 10 days ago & was then talking of sending on some more wool; but I’ve heard nothing more of it since, Wee have been very busie here abouts in Parliamenteering for Northumberland, but think its time enough to begin for Newcastle wherein my M[aste]rs Interest is I hope as good as he needs desire, tho we have a very great man whom wee <term> the <W-p-a/e> of Newcastle that wee know not yet what to make of, I mean Mr Ridley our present Mayor whose Affection for our Family never was, nor I doubt will ever be very sincere, but I think if wee can’t have his Friendsp wee shall do very well without it, I desire you will present my Duty to Sr.Wr. etc & let him know that the Landlords in this County have most of them reason enough to complain of the ill paym[en]ts of their Rents, & if the Prices of Corn, Cattle etc do not speedily amend, I dread to think what must in a little time be the Consequence, I am sure I’ve left no stone unturned, (but Seizing) & can’t yet get in Wallington Mayday Rents by upwards of £311, I am etc        JR  

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