Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 13 Feb 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Feb 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr John Bell at the House late Mr Ellis’s                                Newcas.  13 Febry  1770

      In Hexham

Sir  Since what I wrote you on the 3rd instant about Mrs Jurin’s complaint of the people pulling down the Wall and going along Hexham Bridge to the damage both of it and her Tenant, I have seen your Letter and Thos. Chatty’s; and heard Mr Blackett’s Acct. of the impatient Temper that prevails among the subscribers and others - to make use of this Bridge before it is finished.  And as I understand Sir Walter has promised Mrs Jurin’s Tenant, as she told me, that he should not be a loser by people’s using the Bridge.  I do not think you need oppose them further than can be done with persuasion or Expostulation.  & I do not think you should order the Wall to be rebuilt, for Messrs. Gott and Brown, as I told young Mr Brown, have undertaken to repair the Bridge for a certain Term;  & if this too early use of the Bridge will injure it, it is more their business to prevent it than Sir Walter’s.

    I have forwarded to you by the postman the parcell that came from Dr Sharp & am etc   HR

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