Letters – Joseph Richmond to Christopher Denton – 20 Nov 1733

Document Type: Letters
Date: 20 Nov 1733
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Christopher Denton
Archive Source: NRO 673 2
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To Mr Denton                                               Newcastle 20th Novr 1733


I am sorry the Goaler’s [sic] Bond came not in time, there was only one Post slipt here occasioned by my being at Wallington, Mr Lisle has paid me £9. 7s. 4d on your Acco[un]t the money was brou[gh]t me by Mr James Procter, who could not prevaile to go with me to Mr Steele, nor to tell me what Mr Cook was Inclined to do towards his Enlargem[en]t. I have sent severall times after Mr Ward, but he is so much in the Country that I have not yet met with him, but I shall surely have his Answer this week, As to Mrs Nichols: Demand I can’t think it right for in the stated Acco[un]t of  the £65000 between Sr. Wm. & Mr Guy I find £7. 13s. 0d charged for Mr Nichols Commission on £6000 ann[ui]ty told the 21st May 1724 & the Lre  of  Attorney; therefore £7. 10. 0d will at lengthe to be deducted having been on a paid, as to the Remainder of this demand it may be due for ought I know, but I wonder it has not been paid ere this, I request the Favour of you to Interceed with Mr Joye for a particular acco[un]t how & to whom the 2nd mortg[ag]e of £12000 was paid, for it will be of use to me at this time, having never been able to get any acco[un]t of it, perhaps the Remainder of Mr. Nichols Demand may be Included there in if I find it is not will apply for directions to pay it her. Inclos’d is a bill on Messrs Simonds for £216. 1s. 6d due the 12th next month in the credit of which Bill, I have this day drawn on you for £180. 9s. 0d payable to Mr Joye 21 days after date, I hope you’l excuse this trouble, I desire you will acknowledge the receipt hereof. I must refer you to Mr Allgood or Mr Clark for directions about the Boundary Bill, & desire you will apply to one of them without Loss of time; for I <am> inform’d Mr Ainsley in proceeding with great vigour, tho Mr Clark says Mr Whitfield is desirous to stop proceedings & refer it. I am 

                                                                                                 Yours etc J Richmond

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