Letter – Henry Richmond to Thomas Maughan – 23 May 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 May 1771
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Thomas Maughan
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To   Mr Thomas Maughan    at  Newhouse                                       Newcas.   23rd May 1771

         In Weardale

Sir      I hear so bad an Accot. of the Bishop of Durhams Health & the probability appears so great that we shall in a little time hear of his Death, that I cannot help repeating to you my desire that, to prevent any Altercation, you will order all the ore to be drawn to the day, from time to time, as soon as possible, after it is severed from the Vein  - & that you will send the same directions to Mr Hunter & Mr Westgarth as to Wolfscleugh and Kilhope Mines.  I take this Opportunity of saying this again, because as Sir Walter is now here I may not have such early Intelligence, if any Thing happens, as I should have had if he had been in London.  I am etc  HR

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