Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 16 Apr 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Apr 1765
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr John Bell at Hexham                                     Newcastle 16 April 1765

Sir        Since I sent my other Letter to the post I have seen Sir W[alte]r Blackett and he has considered the several opinions which have been taken upon the cases stated concerning the custom of taking toll for all Goods cattle etc passing thro[ugh] the Manor of Hexham and tho[ugh] in one of them he is advised that the custom may be capable of a defence yet as the other council think it cannot be supported he is determined not to struggle any longer with the people but give up the claim intirely, But as to the Tolls of the Marketts and fairs they can be supported and therefore you will take case that they be paid punctually.

As to the Tollers you must adjust the deficiency that this alteration may occasion in an equitable way such as the nature of the case after a due examination may require. I am etc Hen Richmond

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