Letter – John Simpson – 7 Nov 1737

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Nov 1737
Correspondent: John Simpson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 106
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	According to your Orders I wrote to Mr Hodgson about the Tythes the very Day I left Alston and this Morning I received this Inclosed from him  If the Hospitall thinks it worth their while to Dispute the payment of the Tythes I think It will be most Adviseable to get a Release from <Carrick> which will prevent any Contest about the Boundarys of the Common before they Comence any Suit agst Mr Hodgson

                                                       I am Sr Yr hble Servt

Penrith  Novr 7th 1737                                     Jno Simpson

Mr Simpson

	I know of no contract made with late Lord Derwentwaters Stewards no more than I know what right you have to Demand Tyths of me but I write you now as I did Mr Aynsley when concerned that I Do expect you Show me some Title Deed writing or Colour of right to Demand any Tyths of me for I am Farr from wronging any man neither am I easily Persuaded or frightened into a Complyance to pay what I ought not neither will I do it.

	You may know that neither I nor any under whom I Claim ought or can be Compelled to be Subject or Answerable to the Court for Myne is an Intire Manner of Itself and no part of Alston Moor, and Yet since you have been Concerned you have not only Unjustly Determined an Action but issued a promise to Seize a Tenants Goods of Myne, I am not nor have been as yet any way Deserving of such Treatment to say no worse but I Advise You not to do the like again for no man living ever knew the like done in Aldstone Court before

	I Desire you will give my Service to the Governours and Acquaint them that I have in right of Tyne head a very good right as I Apprehend for Cattle throughout the whole waste in Aldstone Moor & which was Enjoyed by the poor, and other rights too and seeing they make me so <…ly>I know not why I should loose my right neither will I which is all from

                                                                         Your Humble Servt  Hodgson

Turn over                                                                 3 Novr 1737

If the Governors think themselves Injured they know what they have to do, I shall<Defend> my Self

	An Order taken out of any of the Law Courts in Westminster Hall might as well be granted in Ireland against a <…> who had <this> and <when Opposed>, as the <people> which you sent into my <Manner> Care I have much Ado to persuade Myself to be Content with this <…> Again.

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