Letter – Henry Richmond to Richard Ellis – 8 Jan 1763

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jan 1763
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Richard Ellis
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/2
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To Mr Rich[ar]d Ellis at Hexham                                        Newcastle 8th January   1763

Sir/ Sir Wr Blackett’s Benevolenc[e] makes him always ready to releive those who are in want, & therefore he desires you will send me a List of such persons in Hexham & its neighbourhood as may by the severe season, if the frost continues any time be reduced to Distress, & then I shall give you directions conformable to what he has impowered me to do, in the mean time you will keep the intention of this to yourself till you hear further. 

I sho[ul]d be glad to hear something fm you concerning your custom of taking toll etc passing thro’ the Manor, as I wrote you the 24th November last, that we may be some way prepared in Case an Action sho[ul]d be commenced. I am etc    HR

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