Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 7 Mar 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Mar 1766
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                                                                           Newcas[tle] 7th Mar[ch] 1766

Sir      As to what you mention in your Lre of the 4th inst[an]t of Mr Heron’s telling you Sir W[alte]r ordered him to employ a man to examine in to the particulars of the murder committed near Settling stones & to endeavour to find out the perpetrators of it & that he was to come to you for paym[en]t for his trouble & time spent there in. All I can say about the matter is that it w[oul]d be as well if it co[ul]d be let alone till Sir W[alte]r comes to Hexham.

If not, Mr Heron must sign the man’s bill expressing that it is right that it was ordered by Sir W[alte]r & then you may pay it & place it to S[i]r Walters Acco[un]t. 

I have fixed Dukesf[iel]d pay to be made on the morning of the pay day. I am etc    HR

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