Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 27 Mar 1731

Document Type: Letters
Date: 27 Mar 1731
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Walter Blackett Esqr.              Newcastle 27 Mar: 1731

Hon[ou]rd Sir, 

      Within you have an account of your Lead mines & Refinery for the year 1730, which, tho Lead has drop[p]ed considerably from the price it bore in 1729 have produced above £7900 provided the stock in hand will sell at £14 a Foth[e]r at present the price is at 14. 5 & if they have not too good success in Wales this year, it will advance, that being the markett that Rivalls us in the French trade.

      I can get no money of Mr Ogle, I sent you in my Lre of the 19th three bills for two hundred & fifty pounds which I hope came safe to hand & have met with due honour.

      All the persons concerned in Mr Wilkinsons award on Mr Mowbrays affair have been here to demand their money, it being payable the 25th   inst[ant], or to carry intrest till the 1 Aug[us]t the Penrith Gentlemen seem’d to threaten they wou[l]d proceed but I [r]ather think they are very well pleas’d with the prospect they now have of their money.  I  am        JR 

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467