Letters – Joseph Richmond to Walter Calverley – 22 Oct 1732

Document Type: Letters
Date: 22 Oct 1732
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Calverley
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Sir Wt Calverley Bart			Newcastle 22nd Octr 1732

Honld Sir, 

I have this day sent by the Courier six gallons of Brandy, & quart of the Flower of mustard, the Brandy is as good as can be imported, it comes by permitt, for none that is really good is to be got in the Cheap way, Gunnerton Collry is taken into my <Ma[ster]s> own hand, & Potts discharged being anyway concerned, I dont know what success wee shall have with her, but I fear not her turning to better accot than she has done for some Years past, I have spoke to Mr Allgood & Mr Grey about the Bills, & also about Mr Allgoods Bills, the Answers I have is, that Mr Grey will write to Mr Wilson fully by the Post, I have had the Article about Kenton Colliery for some time, & have been twice to demand the Rent agreeable to my M[aste]rs order, but they desire Liberty to defer giving any direct Answer till Colll Liddles return from Islington wch they now tell me will be some time next week, Mr Allgood tells me he hears they will not abide by the Agreemt unless they be compell'd to it by Chancery, how Mr Ord getts forwards with his <Fitter> I dont know, but he is beginning to make Improvemts, I desire your directions whats to be done to recover the Quit Rents due out of Slaly & Thockerington, Mr Carr & Mr Wilkinson lives, I doubt they may be some difficulty improving any paymt of them, I have several times spoke to Mr Allgood about them, but I dont find any thing likely to be done.  

I am Yrs etc J.R.

6 gallons Brandy at 6s.0  £1.19.0

a quart flower of mustard £0.01.0

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