Letter – Martin Morrison to Robert Stagg – 11 Aug 1826

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Aug 1826
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Robert Stagg
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      N[ew]castle 11th Augst 1826

Robert Stagg Esqr Middleton House – Barnard Castle

      In reply to your Letter of the 9th Inst, I beg to inform you that the Agreem[en]t with  the Bishop of Durham, includes the Lead Co[mpan]ys Mines – the sum £4000 p[e]r ann[u]m payable Quarterly for three years. There the matter stands at present; but may be a subject to a small advance if the Bishop will make an Agreem[en]t for his Incumbency 

      I was no less anxious to include the Company in the Agreem[en]t with Dr Phillpotts and offered more to induce him, than is given to the Bishop; but he was obdurate and adhered to his determination to negotiate separately, as you know. The Dr possessing the right, it was thought proper to accede, what indeed c[oul]d not be legally secured & to agree to deliver him, a fixed amount quarterly of Ore in lieu of his Tythe for the Mines worked by Col Beaumont alone – I am etc

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