Letter – Henry Richmond to Bishop of Durham – 18 Nov 1767

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Nov 1767
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Bishop of Durham
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To the Hon[oura]ble & Rt Revd The Lord B[isho]p           omitted – Newca[stle] 18th Novr 1767  

of Durham at Aukland

My Lord

I was honoured with your Lordship’s of the 14th instant in due Course; I beg leave to mention that the Calculation I delivered to you at Aukland was begun sometime since and it happened to be completed a little before Mrs Marshals Death and the intention of it was to be ready against any Life should drop that either myself or any other person might see the true state of that matter, & it being apparent that I have been a looser by the Mines in Weardale for the last 16 Years, except in respect to the Composition, I desire your Lordship will give me leave to make you a tender of a fine agreeable to the profit arisen from the Composition for your Lordships Ninth which amounts to £600 a year & I hope you will not think that an unreasonable manner of considering the Case & therefore if your Lordship pleases to accept of £700 for putting in a Life, that sum is at your Lordships Service. P.S. I shall be very happy if your Lordship shall comply with this proposal, if not, you will be so obliging as to excuse my offering it. I have the honour to be with perfect respect Your Lordships etc    WB

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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