Letter – Henry Richmond to William Hutchinson – 25 Jul 1767

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Jul 1767
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Hutchinson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To William Hutchinson Esq at Eggleston near Barnard Castle             Newca[stle] 25th July 1767


Upon coming to this Town Yesterday I found the favour of yours of the 21st instant of the same Tenour with one which I received when abroad from another Gentleman of your Name. The Matter you mention was referred to Arbitrators sometime since but was not settled or any Arbitration made, but broke off unfinished, & upon Advice and Consideration I do not apprehend the Usage of Law requires or that in reason I should produce Memorandums or Supposed Evidence at the instance of persons interested in supporting a Claim against the Bishop of Durham and the Land holders in Wolsingham whose claim naturally and Equitably (in such manner as the Law will allow) I ought to support, and must rather be look’t upon as a party connected with them in this point than voluntarily & officiously to produce papers or persons of supposed Evidence against their claim & I think you will upon reflection not only excuse my not complying with your request but be of opinion that I act with propriety; & you will also do me justice to believe that if I was not of that opinion I should readily comply with a request from you, being etc   Wr Blackett

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