Letter – Martin Morrison – 15 Jun 1826

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jun 1826
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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Thursday 15 June 1826 

Mr Dolphin Agent to Dr Phillpotts came to the Office this morning, for the purpose of coming to an understanding as to the future arrangement in regard to the Tithe Ore. – Mr Dolphin commenced by saying, that before he entered upon particulars, He was instructed by the Dr. to state that any Agreement he entered upon with Col Beaumont must be for the ore raised by the Colonel alone, distinct from that raised by the Lead Company for which a separate agreement with them would have to be made. To this communication I expressed regret as in its nature it was unreasonable and indeed impracticable, the Lead Company being in no other than sub-Lessees to Col Beaumont – to whom they accounted for the produce of their Ore and contributed their proportion of Compositions paid to the Bishop and Rector for the Lot and Tythe. To this unexpected proposition and after so much delay, I had no other remark to make than to express my surprise, and inability to comply with it. Mr Dolphin observed that as he now understood the situation in which the Lead Co[mpan]y stood with respect to Col Beaumont, He w[oul]d see the Doctor, state to him his opinion and endeavor to prevail with him to forego this preliminary. Mr Dolphin intimated that he probably w[oul]d write  me to morrow, or the following day; but having to be at Alston next week and to remain there till the Wednesday he should not again be in Newcastle before next Saturday week, on which day he w[oul]d call at the Office, if he had any other propositions to make –

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