Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 11 Jun 1763

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Jun 1763
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/2
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To Sir Wr Blackett Bsrt MP                                                         Newcastle 11th June 1763

at Wallington 

Hon[our]d Sir/ I have heard nothing ab[ou]t Mr Ord’s Affair since you went to Wallington. I do not see what expectation he can have from an application at this time to the Comon Council for a grant of the Road. This prosecution of Whitby & Co is founded as I understand upon the right, wch he alledges, Fenham has to a way over the moor to Newcastle; but wch the defendents are no willing to admit & till this point is determined, either amicably or Legally, there seems to be an impropriety in asking the Corporation to make this alledged Way a Turnpike Road. I am etc HR

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