Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 15 Apr 1733

Document Type: Letters
Date: 15 Apr 1733
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Walter Blackett Esq.                                            Newcastle the 15 April 1733

Hon[ou]rd Sir

I have by this Post sent Sr.Wr. the Trustees answer with Mr. Allgoods bill & your answer there to, as (Mr Allgood says) the same were fixed by Mr Wilson & Mr Fenwick at York, yesterday I delivered Mr Allgood the Case Inclos’d in your last Lre , & he said he woud give you an Immediate Answer thereto. Last week I shipped the Chariot in the Amity of Whitby Thos. Simpson Ma[ste]r, your Velvet coat is in the Chariot Box, & the Key of the box is in the Chariot Bag, in the same Ship is a pott directed for you containing two black Cocks, if he demand above a guinea, please to let him be referred down here for paym[en]t. On Thursday last I was among the Tenants the first time for their Martinmas Rent, & got no more than £157 among them all, if the Marketts advance not quickly, all the weak ones must inevitably break of which there are too many in Wallington Lords[hi]p. Hall that farmed  Harwod is broke, but the rent is all secured & the Farm let to one of the same name in good circumstances. Lead is at present in no demand, & wee have but little at market, the ways being yet not quite passable, I was told yesterday that a new discovery was made at Moohope, for in bringing up the Levels from the Burne they have discovered a Main Vein, so that it is only a string they have hitherto been working in; I have rece[ive]d no Acco[un]t hereof yet from Mr. Armstrong so must refer to my <next> for a more perfect Acco[un]t hereof.  I am etc       J.R.

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