Letter – Henry Richmond to J Hutchinson – 30 Dec 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Dec 1774
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: J Hutchinson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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Mr J Hutchinson at Appleby                                                            Newcas 30th Decemr 1774


	Sir Walter Blackett has desired me to give an Answer to your Letter complaining of damage done your Tenant by the smoke of Rookhope Mill.  This is a charge cannot be admitted of, because the Benefit you & your Tenants have received by the Neighbourhood of the Mill is well known.  However to obviate any occasion of further complaints Sir Walter will have no Objection to take a Lease of your Farm on the Terms he paid your Father which I believe was sixteen Pounds a Year                                     I am etc                 HR

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