Letter – Martin Morrison to Henry Phillpotts – 1 Apr 1826

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Apr 1826
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Henry Phillpotts
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      N[ew]Castle 1st April 1826

Dr Phillpotts 52 Harley St London

      I was last night favored with your Letter of the 27 Ult on my return from Weardale. – The death of the venerable B[isho]p of Durham I had heard of, previous to going to the Mines on Tuesday morning, and our Quarterly Bargains with the workmen for raising Ore etc being expired, I gave directions to clear the Mines of all the Ore wrought to the 25th of last month, the day of the Bishop’s death & by which event the agreements for Lot and Tithe Ore under the See of Durham and the Rectory of Stanhope expire. The future workings in those Mines will be kept distinct, for the purpose of awaiting the decision of the new Bishop and yourself, as to drawing the Lot and Tithe Ore in kind, or of entering into an Agreement for them by the payment of an annual sum of money, as hitherto has been The custom. –

      I propose being in London in the course of ten days, and if the appoint[en]t of the Bishop be then made, it will be satisfactory to receive from his Lordship and yourself a communication of your intentions on this point. – May I take the liberty of requesting the favor of being informed as to the probability of meeting with you in Town, & of his Lordship being there and for what length of time. 

      I am etc  MM

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467