Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 6 Feb 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Feb 1769
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Jno Bell at Mr Ellis’s in Hexham                                               Newca[stle] 6th Febry 1769


I had a letter last Night from Sr Wr Blackett in which he says he would have Mr Wray to sell the Fell’d wood near Beaufront as soon as he can get what he thinks to be the value; but adds that it wold be right to see what part of it may be fit for his own use at Wallington for building the new Kitchen, or for posts and rails, or other uses; which are occurring very frequently. Mr Wray is a very good judge of this but if he chuses he may join Mr Geo Brown’s and Mr Ralph Forsters opinions to his own. Thomas Skeen is to leave Sir Walter at Mayd[a]y next; or sooner if he meets with a place to his Mind. I shall be glad to know that you receive this Letter; lest Thos by whom I send it, should neglect to give it you. I am etc    HR

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