Letter – Arthur Mowbray to Shute Barrington – 7 Apr 1798

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Apr 1798
Correspondent: Arthur Mowbray
Recipient: Shute Barrington
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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      Sherburn 7 April 1798

My Lord,

      Herewith I send you an Acct. of the Constables of the County of Durham by Mr. Josh. Sanderson the County Treasurer, and who as Mr. Pearson’s Clerk has for him the Chief Management of the Office of Clerk of the Peace.

      I found Things here much the same as before I came to Town.

      Appeals against the New Taxes seem fashionable, I think from the highest to the lowest all go and obtain Relief; I should think the Minister never brought forward a Tax that will turn out less productive, who frames his Bills I know not, but certain I am that those that frame them have very little Knowledge how they will apply, it strikes me very forcibly that it might have been drawn so as to have produced considerably more, and would have been better received; and I think the Landtax Bill which I had sent me Yesterday is of the same kind.

      I have wrote Buddle to prepare the Bedlington Report &tc.

      I am, My Lord, Your Lordships very much obld. and most obt. Hble. Servt.

      Arthur Mowbray

The Honble. and Rt. Revd. The Lord Bishop Of Durham

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