Letter – Martin Morrison – 26 Jul 1826

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Jul 1826
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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Memo. - July 26th 1826 

Went to Durham, by Mr Faber’s appointment, to treat for the Bishops Lot Ore. – renewed the Offer to give £4000 p[er]ann[u]m for his Incumbency – after conversing with Mr Faber in the presence of Mr <Davison> (the Bishops Land Agent) and Mr Fenwick (of Dipton) I was introduced to the Bishop himself who at first demanded £4500 during his Incumbency but finally proposed to accept £4000 p[er]ann[u]m for three years – His L[or]dship expressed a desire for a Compo[sitio]n for his Incumbency & that in offering to take £4500 – he hoped it w[oul]d be thought that he treated the business with due consideration to all Circumstances – I then took leave & promised an answer to the propo[sitio]n of £4000 for 3 years – MM

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