Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 11 May 1764

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 May 1764
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Walter Blackett Baro[ne]t M.P.                                       Newcas[tle]   11th May  1764

in Halfmoon Street Piccadilly London

Hon[ou]rd Sir       Inclosed is a Copy of Mr Norton’s Opinion about Hexham Tolls & also a Copy of the Record of the Action at Law against John Scott for refusing Toll for Goods passing through the Manor to Stagshaw Bank Fair. As to what Mr Robson said; I cannot find, or recollect to have heard that there has been any such Tryal with Mr Hall for refusing Toll: something of a Dispute with him I think I have heard of, but if it had gone to trial at Law I should certainly have seen or heard something of it. however I have wrote to Mr Ellis about it & if I can learn any thing from him I shall let Mr Darwin know of it immediately.

I was at Wallington this week receiving your Rents; but the Tenants have run still more in arrears.

We have let John Donkins farm at Kenton to Bryan & William Lowry for seven years at £160 a year: which is ten pounds a year more than Donkin paid. P.S. Mr Norton’s opinion comes under another cover as it would have made this too heavy.  I am etc                                        H R

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