Letter – Joseph Richmond to Richard Ellis – 7 May 1762

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 May 1762
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Richard Ellis
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/2
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To Mr Richd Ellis at Hexham                                                    Newcastle 7 May 1762

Sir / By last post I recd a Lre fm Mr Richd Harrison, in wch he says he knows very well there are no seams of coals between E[a]st & W[e]st Allan waters of any consequence; & that you may safely let Wm Summer’s & p[ar]tners a Lease to work for coals in the district at 5s.0d for the 1st yr, & at 4 or 5s for 6, 8 or even 10 yrs afterwards. Or upon any other better terms you can obtain. I hope you will be able to let us have yo[u]r Rental ab[ou]t the usual time. I am etc   JR

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