Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 13 Aug 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Aug 1769
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr John Bell at Mr Ellis’s in Hexham                                          Newca[stle] 13th Augst 1769


If Mr Lowes delays giving you Edwd Fenwicks description I desire you will endeavour to learn only where his usual place of abode was & what Occupation he followed – for Sir Walter does not intend to meddle with the mortgage, but to give the young man something; payable when he comes of Age.

As to what you say about the Letter from My Brother, I suppose it must have been written before the 31st of last Month – for the day before That Sir Walter told me he would acquaint my Brother of his intention to let Mr Heron have the Business that arose within the Manor of Hexham, the next time that he saw him. & he saw him on that day I mean the 31st – this is all I know of the Matter at present – pray when was the Letter dated?

Mr Walton was not in Town Yesterday; as soon as I see him I will mention what you desire, but I am affraid Matters are gone too far for him to suspend them. I hope when the Serjeant comes home you will find the distress has been properly made and that there is no occasion to ask the favour.

I go to Berwick again on Tuesday but expect to return on Thursday. I am etc    HR

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