Letter – Henry Richmond to Ralph Heron – 21 Apr 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Apr 1774
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Ralph Heron
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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Mr Ra: Heron  Attorney at Law   Hexham                                      Newcas 21st April 1774


	I should have been glad to have acquainted you verbally when you were in Town with the particulars of the Lease I wrote you about, for I am a bad complainer with my left hand of things that in Discourse would have been intelligible enough.  The Lease is intended to be from Sr Wr Blackett to Mr Baker of Elamore for 21 years of Hackford Leadmine in Hexham Manor the bounder is to be twenty yards on each side the Vein as to Breadth and and the Length is to be the distance between Hackford Burn to the East which I think is Devil’s Water near the Haugh Grove - the Consid[eratio]n is to be one fifth part of the Ore well washed and the other Coverants as in the Alston Moor Leases - no time ought now to be lost in drawing this Lease and as you have an Alston Moor Lease I hope you will be able to send me the drt in a little time                                        I am etc    HR

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