Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 29 Apr 1822

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Apr 1822
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Archive Source: Brotherton BHDVC CD 78a
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Mr Beaumont		April 29th 1822

I find in minute enquiry that the flood of 1771 was ten feet above the level of the rock on the north side ... I have looked over the damage Mr Harbottle's farm has sustained from the flood ... the soil of the Island containing about 20 acres below the Tyne Mills is entirely washed away and a bed of sand deposited ... Mr Harbottle makes his statement upwards of £260 but I shall think £200 a sufficient allowance … to be allowed at the Mayday rent day.

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