Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 9 Mar 1731

Document Type: Letters
Date: 9 Mar 1731
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Walter Blacket Esqr.                     Newcastle March the 9th 1730             

Hon[ou]rd Sir

      I have your Lre of the 2nd & agreeable thereto you receive inclosed three bills for the sum of two Hundred  & fifty pounds (as above) which please to own the receipt of, these are all Sean procure at present, but I expect a bill from Mr Ogle next week.

      My last gave you acco[un]t of the Lead trade, wee have only at Markett abt. 900 pigs, but the weather being dry, hope to get the carriage from the milns set on about the End of March.

      As to the Report, you are pleased to say, you hear wee have at Newcastle, I am a stranger to them, except w[ha]t relates to Kenton that affair of late has been the common subject, upon which People argue as they are actuated either by reason or Intrest, I cannot conceive them to be well wishers to you , who insist that you ought to purchase that Estate, though, it cost you £20000 the Reasons pretended for it being  too refined for my understanding I most heartly wish a happy conclusion of that, & all your other affairs depending.

      One of inclosed is a foreign Bill, which being now due, & I believe very good , was glad to accept of but if it should not be paid up on receipt here of, Please forthwith to return it.

The Person that carries the bill to Mr Sikes will find him upon the Spanish walk Exchange

      I am  JR  

Exch for <R> 920 1 ¾ / 8  at 43 3/8 <Ster[ling]>                             Cadez 16 January 1731   

At usance pay this our first  <P> Ex[chang]e to Cap[tai]n Wm. Cheeke or order; Nine hundred & twenty dollars one Ryal; & three quarters, at forty three & three eights Pence <Ster[ling]>, each Dollar, value in acc[ou]nt with him placing p advice    Browne & Butler	£166.6. –

To Mr Tho. Sikes M[erchan]t in London                                          

                                                              Newcastle 9 March 1730/1

Twenty days after date pay Mr Jos Richmond  or order thirty three pounds fourteen shillings Ster[lin]g the value specified, & place the same to acco[un]t as p[er] advice from

                                                                                                       Fenwick & Waters   33 . 14

To Mr Jno. Le Quesne M[erchan]t in London                                                         

Sirs                                                             Newcastle March 9 1730/1

On the nineteenth instant, pay Walt[e]r Blacket[t] Esq. or his order fifty pounds val[ue] received for Jos Richmond, as advised by                    Ab[raha]m Dixon			50 .0 0

To Messrs Burwood & Hill, Mark Lane London                                                

								[Total:]		£250

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