Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 15 Mar 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Mar 1765
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Walter Blackett B[arone]t MP in                                  Newcas[tle] 15 March 1765

half  moon street Piccadilly London

Hon[ou]rd Sir       At the meeting held at Stanhope on the 8th instant it was resolved to proceed no further this sessions with the Bill for dividing Bollihope common.  But to call a general meeting in August next, and have the interests of all parties then more maturily considered. It was expected that the same resolution would become to the day after, at Wolsingham with regard to that common But I have not yet heard from Mr Maughan about it; which, as no carriers are come in this week, must be owing to bad weather. I find by Mr Seymore that the corn market, which has lately been held twice at Corbridge, was only the attempt of the people in that town and neighbourhood to establish one; & that it is not at all countenanced by Lord Northumberland. The erecting such a market at this day within three miles of Hexham, where markets have been held for time beyond the memory of man, is a nusance that I should suppose you can get removed, and have remedy by law for the prejudice done thereby. I am told they are discontinued, and will be dropt; unless his Lordship gives his assistance; but Mr Seymour says no application is yet made, and if any should be he will let me know. PS Mrs Taylor & Mr Plaskett, or one of them should be here in a fortnight to prepare for the Guild etc.  I am etc  Hen Richmond.

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