Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 15 May 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 May 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr John Bell at Hexham                                        Newcas.   15  May 1770

Sir     I write to you by Mr Simpson’s desire whom I have seen today, & who says that tho Mrs Jurin did at first suppose she had a Right to the Boats & Rope etc yet she now does not claim them, but allows that they are included in Sir Walter Blacketts purchase.  For he says he has satisfied her that in the treaty he had with Sir Wr. abo[u]t, the Boat & Boatrake all the property she had in that ferry was meant by him to be transferred for the £1200 & therefore there is an End of our Doubts & you may let the Boats or otherwise as you think proper.

     I hope you will settle with Mrs Jurin’s old tenant, for I find she has given orders to distrain his goods apprehending his Insolvency which they hope the sum you will pay him will remove.       I am etc    HR

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