Letter – Martin Morrison to John Griffiths – 4 Feb 1815

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Feb 1815
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: John Griffiths
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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Mr John Griffiths Solicitor Durham			Newcastle 4th Febr[uar]y 1815



In consequence of Messrs Hopper & Ward having waited upon me respecting the reparation of the Road from Stanhope thru’ EmundByers etc & they agreeing to the annexed clause I promised them to communicate to you my determination thereon. – I therefore beg to state that no opposition on the part of Col Beaumont will be made to the intended Bill and that he will subscribe £100 towards the Sum, provided this Clause is inserted and made part of the Bill. Messrs Hopper & Ward were desirous to have the Clause omitted, assuring me that they would fulfil it, but did not press the point further than was satisfactory to myself. Considering the Bill permanent & their lives uncertain, I must make its insertion the condition of Col Beaumonts acquiesence & Subscription to the measure.

      I am etc M Morrison

‘And be it further Enacted that the Lead Carriers employed by Thos Rd Beaumont Esqr his heirs & Successors and using the Ancient Carriage Road being only a part of the said intended new Road shall not be charged more than one fourth part of the said Tolls collected upon the whole extent of the said Road used by them likewise that it shall and may be lawful for said Trustees to Compound for said Carriage with the

Agents or Carriers of the said Thomas Richard Beaumont Esqr his Heirs and Successors.’

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