Letter – Martin Morrison to John Griffiths – 7 Feb 1815

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Feb 1815
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: John Griffiths
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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Jno Griffiths Esq Sol[icito]r Durham			Newcastle 7 Feby 1815



      I am favoured with your letter of yesterday, & am satisfied with the Clause you propose to introduce into the Bill, that Col Beaumont shall be charged only One fourth of the Toll between Edmund Byers & Greenhead imposed by the intended Bill. – Colonel Beaumont will arrive in London tomorrow & on your producing this letter to him at his residence in Portman Square, & satisfying him that the proposed Clause will make a part of the Bill I feel assured that he will sign the Subscription paper for One Hundred Pounds

	I remain etc	MM

‘Provided always and be it further enacted, that no more than one fourth part of the Tolls, hereinbefore granted and made payable, shall be demanded or taken for the passing of any Carriages Horses or other Beasts, either laden or unladen when employed in or for the carrying of Lead or Lead Ore to be obtained or brought from the Mines or Smelting Mills within the said Parish of Stanhope, which now do or for the time being shall belong to or be wrought by or under the demise or authority of Thos Rd Beaumont Esq his Heirs or Assigns, in all cases, where any such Carriages Horses or other Beasts, when so employed as aforesaid, shall travel upon or use that part only of the said Road, which lies between West – End of the Village of Edmundbyers aforesaid and the Termination thereof, where it enters into the said Corbridge Turnpike Road near Greenhead aforesaid.’

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