Letter – Martin Morrison to Mills & Trower – 22 Jul 1811

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Jul 1811
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Mills & Trower
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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Messrs Mills & Trower					N[ew]Castle 22 July 1811

Sol[icito]rs Ely Place London	

I acknowledge the Rec[eip]t of your letter of the 19th Inst informing me that you are now prepared to satisfy Col Beaumonts Solicitor with respect to the Titles to the several premises purchased by him of Messrs Prestons Trustees, with the exception of the Letters Patent granted to Bundy to which you have discovered that no legal Title can be made. – Mr Escourt has long been in possession of directions to expedite the Conveyances, but of course, he will be satisfied that Col Beaumonts Security is full and complete. – I am aware that the Machinery constructed under Bundys Patent has cost a large Sum of Money and that Bullets have been made by it. – That ingenuity may obviate its present defects and supply what is wanting, and that in other hands Col Beaumonts exclusive Right in the Patent Bullets may be destroyed and his Interest thereby materially injured. – Under these circumstances Coll Beaumont will not be disposed to extinguish his right to a legal Title to the Letters Patent, unless, the Trustees are, on their part, prepared to offer an equivalent

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