Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 8 Jan 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jan 1771
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To  Mr John Bell  at    Hexham Abbey                                       Newcas.   8  Janry 1771

Sir      Sir Walter has been applied to about the Division of Acomb Comon, & therefore desires you will inform yourself as well as you can, against you come to Town, of every Thing relating to this Comon and the proposed Division of it.

   Pray are there not some Limestone quarries in it? If so, learn whom they have been wrought by - & as to the Lead Mills, consider about them.                   I am etc    HR

PS.  I think  Sr. Walter has not any Estates adjoining this Comon.    

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