Letter – Henry Richmond to Richard Wilson – 9 Jul 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Jul 1766
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Richard Wilson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Richard Wilson Esq[ui]re Leeds                                               Newcas[tle] 9th July 1766


Sir                     I find Mr Thomas Pearson, who is a mason and rents some quarries at Warbottle, had not taken down in writing the Testimonies of any of the old people about the way from Slatyford to the Carlisle road, as Mr King told me he had, and therefore since I received your Letter I sent for three of them and inclosed you have all they can say about it; Mr Pearson says there are others that can speak to the same effect, but I do not believe any of them know aught of the repair of the way; or that there ever was any causeway along it. You will please to let me know your opinion of these Testimonies and how far you chuse to assist in supporting the public use of this way by Indictment, or otherwise. For Mr Pearson says he is determined to proceed at the next sessions against those who obstructes him in riding along it. I should have wrote you sooner; but have been waiting of an old witness that Mr King promised to bring; but he has not yet done it. I am etc   HR        

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