Letter – Joseph Richmond to Richard Ellis – 20 Apr 1762

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Apr 1762
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Richard Ellis
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/2
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To Mr Richd Ellis in

Hexham                                                                                     Newcastle 20th Ap[ri]l 1762

Sir / The district which Wm Summers & p[ar]tners wants to have granted them to work for coals is of so great an extent that notwithstanding they are in so great a hurry, it will be proper to have some information before I can judge of that proposal. I shall therefore write to Mr Richd Harrison ab[ou]t it & as soon as I can get his answer you shall hear from me.

If a one & twenty yrs Lease must be granted to them, Sir Walter must be wrote to ab[ou]t it as soon as they agree to what shall be thought a reasonable rent. I am etc         JR

PS. I shall desire Mr Harrison to call & give you his opinion of that proposal. 

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