1825 Manchester UK letter concerning purchase of church pews

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Interesting letter from Richard Heyworth of Stockport to lawyer Peter Healey in Manchester discussing purchase of a church pew from a Mr. Newton.

In answer to yours 19th last I beg to say that I cannot consent to give £25 for the pews no. 51 & 52 & after to heat for an exchange with Mr. Feilden. Will you be good enough to inform me the lowest price Mr. Newton will take for the pew No. 51 which I believe next the door, & shortened in length by the  – which support the gallery.
I am Sir, your mo obedient servant
Rich’d Heywood
Stockport Dec 20th


Addressed to:  Peter Healey Esq. Solicitor Manchester

Note on back: "20 dec 1825 M. Heywood Newton’s pews"

On back ‘STOCKPORT ---’ cancellation.

4 pages, folded to form envelope



Stockport is a large town in Greater Manchester, England, 7 miles (11 km) south-east of Manchester city centre, where the River Goyt and Tame merge to create the River Mersey. It is the largest town in the metropolitan borough of the same name.