Letter – Henry Richmond to William Fenwick – 8 Jan 1762

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jan 1762
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Fenwick
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Wm. Fenwick Esq at Bywel[l]                                            8 January 1762

Sir               In our last conversation about the Tack wch you wanted Sir Walter Blackett to grant you of a Lead mine that you were not willing to name or point out, I told you that provided it was not in Kilhope Fell & provided it was not any mine wrought hitherto, nor cuts off, nor interferes with any present workings, Sir Walter was willing to grant It. And that one thing more, necessary to be known, was whether the mine you have in view is in Weardale or hexhamshire. Because if it is in Weardale, that is, either in the parish of Stanhope or Wolsingham, then Mr Thomas Maughan of Newhouse has orders to treat about the said tack. But if it is in Hexhamshire then either Mr Caleb Hunter of Allanheads or Mr Rich[ar]d Harrison of Coalcleugh must be applied to. For we here cannot judge completely of the matter.

I am glad to find by your letter, that the said mine is not in Kilhope Fell but wish you had mentioned in what Fell it does lye because then I could have told wch of Sir Wrs mine stewards sho[ul]d be applied to & co[ul]d have wrote to him directly. I can only say, at present, that f[ro]m what you told me I understood the said mine was in Weardale, & therefore gave directions to Mr Maughan, by Sir Wrs order, to conclude & grant a Tack when the above & such other Terms as are usual I am etc     HR                                                                                                         

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