Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 30 Oct 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Oct 1768
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Bell at Mr Ellis’s Hexham                                                       Newca[stle] 30th Octor 1768


I rec[eiv]ed your Letter inclosing Johnson & Grahams proposal for Keenley Quarry & draw kilns. I suppose no more can be got than they offer which I see is the same that Stobbart paid; So lest Stobbart should complain to Sir Walter of the preference given to these folks by letting the quarry to them it wo[ul]d be right to acquaint Sir Walter of the charge against him when he came to Hexham which he talks of doing soon And if he agrees to the Lease you sho[ul]d I think tye them up to a certain Number of Cutters for the rent with so much more rent for every additional Cutter as you may be informed is reasonable. I wrote Mr Heron last post by Sr Wrs direction that he agrees to the place Mr Wilson mentioned for the Carriers Stand at 6d a year a piece as an Acknowledgem[en]t provided care be taken that they do not gain a property in it but that their possession be determinable at his pleasure. I am etc    HR

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467