Letter – Martin Morrison to Robert Stagg – 29 Mar 1819

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Mar 1819
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Robert Stagg
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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Rob Stagg Esq

Middleton House Barnard Castle			N[ew]Castle 29th March 1819



I am favoured with your Letter of the 27 Inst announcing to me that the Gov & Co decline paying their proportion of Rent, Comp[ositi]ns etc for the [struck out: Mines] Ore raised in Weardale last year, because Interest is charged on the advances made in the quarterly payments to the Bishop & Rector, which they are pleased to assert is ‘incorrect’. If your Employers doubt the fact of the periodical payments being made, Mr Mills the Banker, and one of their Body, can satisfy them of the payment to the Bishop of Durham, as also can Messrs Goslings & Sharp of that to the Rector of Stanhope, and it is no justifiable reason for refusing to pay this charge because it is new and has hitherto been overlooked or omitted. – I demand on Col Beaumont’s behalf the Dues, & beg to repeat that the Charge of Interest is equitable and not ‘incorrect’; for surely the Company cannot expect & ought not to require Col Beaumont to make advances on their Account. – I take this opportunity to acquaint you that Mr Geo Crawhall is prepared to settle with you the charge for Shift Work incurred by the Use of your Level in Middlehope; you are aware the very long time the Company had the use of Coalcleugh Level without any charge being made, & which I hope will induce you to abate the Sum you proposed to demand. I am etc


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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