Letter – Joseph Richmond to Richard Ellis – 20 Feb 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Feb 1761
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Richard Ellis
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr Richd Ellis in Hexham                                    Newcastle 20th Febry 1761

Sir    The tenants of the petty tithes bro[ugh]t me your Letter yesterday & after some talk at last agreed to give £72.10s.0d a y[ea]r clear of all deductions or allowances whatsoever, for the term that Dotland common is tithe free by the agre[e]m[en]t in the division & I promised them to  write to you to draw an article or Lease as you think proper accordingly. I intended to advertise Allandale tithes this week but have put it off till I hear further f[ro]m you, because Mr Yare & p[ar]tners shew some inclination to take them also. They said they wo[ul]d imediately inform themselves as to their value & apply to you about them, & if you approve of them as tenants, & they will offer you a rent that you think ought to be accepted, I desire you will close with them, without giving them the trouble of coming any more to me. But if you do not come to an agre[e]m[en]t with them & no other person offer, that you like better in a weeks time, I will advertise these tithes in booth our newspapers on receiving a line from you. I am sorry to find money comes in so slowly, for I am sure it goes out very fast from me. I am etc   JR

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