Letter – Martin Morrison to I Griffiths Esqr – 14 Dec 1820

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Dec 1820
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: I Griffiths Esqr
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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Newcastle 14 Decemr 1820

I Griffiths Esqr Durham. 

Having this day on behalf of Col Beaumont agreed with Mr Phillpotts for the Tythe Ore of Stanhope during the present Bishop of Durhams Incumbency, provided Mr Philpotts continues so long Rector; I will thank you to proceed with the Agreement for a Lease to be signed by the Respective Parties. - The terms a certain Rent £4500 a Year to be paid quarterly. Viz on the 10 December, the 10 of March, the 10th of June & the 10th of September in each Year by Even and Equal proportions. It was understood between Mr Phillpotts and myself no condition referring to a Poor Rate should be inserted in the Agreement & therefore the words ‘clear of all manner of deductions whatsoever’ as in that with Mr Hardinge, which I here inclose must be omitted, but to include every other clause. – You will be pleased to expedite this business by obtaining Mr  Phillpotts’ signature to the Agreem[en]t & then transmit them to me to be forwarded to Col B[eaumon]t at Bretton Hall. I am etc  MM

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