Letter – Arthur Mowbray to Shute Barrington – 1 Aug 1798

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Aug 1798
Correspondent: Arthur Mowbray
Recipient: Shute Barrington
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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      Durham, 1st August 1798

My Lord,

      I have just seen Scruton, he has not as I imagined communicated the Content of the Memorandum, which I left with Mr. Bernard. I told him as indeed I did before that he had much overstated your Lordships Intention as to the portion of the Allotment to be given for the Maintenance of the Chapel, and also mistaken the Mode and Power to the Commissioners for Enfranchising. In the Conversation he seemed convinced, says it was hastily drawn up, and he will be very ready on Monday to put it in any Way Mr. Bernard may suggest - I have given him the Hint of the propriety of the Land Owners making a proposal of giving a proportion of the Enclosed Pastures and told him the advantage they in all Likelihood would derive by so doing, he says he for his own part would readily do it, and he has undertaken to use his Influence with others. Scruton seems to wish your Lordship would agree to have any Matter in dispute (the damages by working the Mines, or any Thing else) left to H: Williamson and that he may revise the Draught, and settle the Bill. I thought it best to give your Lordship this Information before our Meeting on Monday.

      I am, My Lord, Your Lordships very much obld. & mot. obdt. hble. Servt.

      Arthur Mowbray

The Honble. & Right Revd. The Lord Bishop of Durham

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