Letter – Henry Richmond to Richard Ellis – 26 May 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 May 1761
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Richard Ellis
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr Richd. Ellis at Hexham                                            Newcastle 26 May 1761

Sir     Mathew Carr, who is tenant of Hexham Fell Coll[ier]y, has wrote to Sr Wr Blackett, complaining that the owner of the Gro[un]d where he works the s[ai]d coll[ier]y now insists on satisfaction for spoil of Gro[un]d & that when he took the Coll[ier]y of you he did not apprehend he was to have any such damages to pay for. Sir Wr sees by the Act of Parliament for the division of Hexham Comon, wherein I suppose this colliery is wrought, that he is to make reasonable satisfaction for spoil of Gro[un]d to the person in possession of any allottm[en]t after the inclosure thereof; & he desires if you think the doing this ought not to be laid on Mr Carr that you will endeavour to adjust what is reasonable satisfaction to the owner of the Gro[un]d for the s[ai]d damage in such manner as you think right. I am   etc   HR

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