Letter – Henry Richmond to William Westgarth – 17 Dec 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Dec 1765
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Westgarth
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr. Will[ia]m Westgarth at

Coalcleugh                                                                            Newcastle 17th Decem[be]r 1765

Sir    The hospital for Lunatics in this Town is by an order lately made confined to such persons as are poor, and chargeable upon the parishes wherein they live: and even for these it is required that the Churchwardens & overseers of such parishes shall engage to pay about five shillings a week as I am informed, towards the maintenance of such persons in the hospital if it shall be demanded.  Besides, this charity extends only to the counties of Northumberland, Newcastle and Durham; so that a person who is an inhabitant of the County of Cumberland is not intitled to the Benefit of it. I am etc HR

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