Letter – Henry Peacock to John Grey – 21 May 1835

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 May 1835
Correspondent: Henry Peacock
Recipient: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80/20
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Esp Hills 26th May 1835



To the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital



Gentlemen,

	Having had a bullock killed in consequence of having drank the water from Langley Smelt Mill I am induced to apply to you for remuneration, which I am satisfied you will grant, when I state the particulars under which the accident happened and which are as follows.

	The wall which separates my pasture from the Plantation near the lead <Birks> was broken down to lead out wood and my cattle got into the plantation and drank of the water which runs through it from the smelt mill, by which one of them died in a few days afterwards.

	If any blame had attached to me I should not have applied to your honourable Board for remuneration, but as the matter stands, the fence belonging to the Hospital, you will see the justice of my demands of Eleven pounds, the value of the Bullock.

	I am gentlemen,

		Your obed Servant

			Henry Peacock

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