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letter from Christopher Gregson

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?Kenneth. Thomas

?14 or 15

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Dear Sir                   Ovingham
                            March 31st 1772
    I have sent you inclosed herein
the proportionable Shares of the dis-
-tribution ordered last meeting to be
paid to the Sufferers within my Parish
& also those of Heddon on the Wall, as I
received for them before: And if you
please to pay the same to the bearer
hereof John Coulson, I shall be answerable
for the Cash by him receipted. You may
take a receipt from him, & when you &
I meet, I can withdraw it, and give you
such receipt, as you think will be
more satisfactory to the Committee
If Kennet Carr, Thos. Fletcher & John
Johnson of Ovingham Labourers received
now a full third, they will be overpaid
in full about £14 or £15 among them all
with Lady Broughton's Charity, but as
they are all poor & I believe their loss

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reasonably ascertained,& they were all und{er}
neccesity of needing new habitation {??}
{?}being  Destroyed or rendered
by the flood, I think I'll give them {???}
in full, provided you think it will meet with the
Committees approbation: And if you'll please
to communicate to me your sentiment upon
it, you'll much oblige, Sir, Your
                             Humble Servant
                             Chris. Gregson

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