Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 11 Nov 1732

Document Type: Letters
Date: 11 Nov 1732
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Blackett Esq.			Newcastle Novr 11 1732

Hd Sr, 

I reced your Lre  of 28 Ult and agreable thereto, will take create <tow> bills ready to send you on your Return to London, of wch you'l please to give me notice, I'm sorry I can't send Mr Denton a £500 bill as soon as I could wish, for the last pay & half Years interest have drawn away the ready Cash, & there here is £2000 going in the <Town> I can't raise £200 at present, either in Bills or money, trade is so very dull, but I will send Mr Denton such a Bill as soon as ever its in my power, we have 4000 pieces of Lead at Markett, but the Demand is over for the Year, If Mohope grove prove good to the rise only, she may last for a Century, I send you a Lre I reced from Mr Armstrong concerning her, by wch compared wth another from Dr Noble also Inclosd, you will perceive the Dr Intends to stay at Allenheads till next Mayday, I have delivered Mr Gray to give you an accot of what progress is made in the Bills and <Answers>, & I believe its such that you & Mr Allgoods will be filed this Term, I find Mr Gray is of the same opinion with Mr Wilson that setting forth the heads of the Accots in the Bill will prevent the charge of a Commission, & I look upon it for Mr Allgoods Intrest to be also of the same opinion, Mr Allgood & Mr Clarke have lately made an Enquiry into Mr Bells accot, & the affair sticks at present upon the <Indictment> article  - on wch they Intend to take advise, since my last Mrs Allgood has been to view Fenwk Lamberts house, she says the Rent is too much & the Convenience so little, so will not abide by his Engagement, I have advertised that apartment & the great house to be let, & doubt not but meet wth a good Tenant against Mayday, Winship has Coulson's & Charlton's Colts in the Stone Close at Kenton & takes them into the stables at night, he says the former is the finest Colt in Northumbd, & the latter will make a good hunter, but <looks upon> Robsons great Horse, as useless to you & not safe to ride.  I am etc J.R.

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