Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 18 Mar 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Mar 1764
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                                              Newcas[tle]   18th March 1764

in Hexham

Sir                         The Bill of Costs, which my Brother sent you, in the cause against those who grind from Hexham Mills, was sent in Consequence of what Mr Ellis had said, that he believed several of the Defendants would submit. So that you should apply chiefly, if not solely, to those whom Mr Ellis expected would do so.Lest Sir Walters moderation should be misconstrued.

I agree with you that it will be right to postpone eceHearing> in this matter for a week, for the Reason you give.

I have shown your Letter to Mr Widdrington & Co; so far as relates to Flour and Meal being sold publickly, at all times, which I suppose is quite a new thing in Hexham. Pray ask Mr Ellis if it was not Customary in his remembrance to seize the meal bringing into Hexham, which had not been ground at Tyne Mills. And what part the Hexham Millers take for Moulter and whether there has ever been any Variation in the Quantity of the Moulter that he has ever heard of. I expect Sir Walter will be here in two or three Days; so should be glad to hear from you about the Corfrods. I am etc                                        H R

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