Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 24 Feb 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Feb 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 in Hexham                                           Newca[stle] 24th Febry 1769


Sir Walter has desired Mr Forster to make a valuation of Lucker Farm which Mr Thos Forster has wrote him he is willing to give the value of when any person is send over to treat with him about it. Sir Walter finds old Mr Forster is very indifferent & therefore desires you will go with Mr Ralph Forster & try if you can settle with him for the tithe of the Moor & receive of him the £105 18s 6d which he admitted he had received for it to Mayd[a]y last. I think you have a Copy of the paper of the yearly Sums that make up that £105 18s 6d which ought all to be paid to Sir Walter. besides there will be something due for the tithes of the 110 Acres, w[hi]ch you say is not included in the above sum.

I have wrote Mr Ralph Forster to let you or me know when he resolves on going and then I will send you a Letter to Mr Forster of Lucker desiring him to pay the money to you. I am etc    HR

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