Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 23 Jun 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Jun 1769
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 Hexham                                                   Newca[stle] 23 June 1769


Sir Walter Blackett has ordered a Bill in Chancery to be filed against Matthew Fairlamb for using a Steel Mill to grind his Malt with: which you may tell him, that if he chuses to submit & pay something by way of satisfaction for what is past, & discontinue using his Mill for the future a stop may be put to the proceeding against him. But if he does not to this within a Week from this day, you will let me know; and then he must take the consequence – for Sir Walter says he is determined to support the Custom of the Mills. I am etc    HR

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