Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 19 Mar 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Mar 1765
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                                    Newcastle 19th March 1765


Sir          With regard to what you wrote me sometime ago of the corn marketts held at Corbridge. I have enquired of Lord Northumberlands Auditors and they assure me that his Lords[hi]p has not countenanced any such attempts; and that what has been done has been only the scheme of the people in that Town and Neighbourhood to establish a market and that it is too near Hexham for his Lordship to think of giving them any support. If you should hear of any further attempts after this to erect a Markett at Corbridge I desire you will let me know of it.

Dukesfield pay will be soon and I shall be glad to know how much money you can furnish me with towards it, and how much silver you can muster and whether you can bring or send it to Dukesfield or Mr Hunter must call upon you for it. I am etc.   H R

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