Letter – William Corbett to John Reed – 19 Nov 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Nov 1742
Correspondent: William Corbett
Recipient: John Reed
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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A Copy of the Gen’l Courts Releasing Jno. Reed Esqr. of a Lease Granted him of Highgreen Colliery

At a Generall Court for Greenwich Hospital held at the Admiralty office the 12 November 1742

The Court Resolved to accept the Release made by John Reed Esqr. of a lease granted him for Highgreen Colliery pt. of the Derwentwater Estate for a Terme of 21 Years at £5 per Ann. & the Court do also hereby on their Part; discharge the said John Reed, from any agreement, he may be deemed to be under relating to the taking of the said Lease; And Ordered that the Secretary do send him an attested Copy hereof

A Copy

Will. Corbett Sec’y

Sent John Reed Esqr. under Cover by Messrs. Walton & Boag 19 November 1742
see letter of 5 Oct 1742 from Walton & Boag to Wm Corbett re Mr Reed’s Lease

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