Letter – Anthony Watts to Mark Skelton – 1 Jan 1794

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Jan 1794
Correspondent: Anthony Watts
Recipient: Mark Skelton
Archive Source: WYAS BEA C3 B16 7
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Hatton Garden 1st. January 1794

Dear Sir/

Beaumont vs. Bosville

      I am sorry that I could not Answer yours sooner but the delay has been occasioned by the holidays and Mr. Barkers non attendance during them. I have now this day procured his Sentiments hereon and find the Exemplification must be sent back and Resealed and have the great Seal put to it de novo.

      The mistake of the <Test> is certainly a great one and Mr. Barker takes shame to himself that it was returned out of his hands by going to be sealed in <blank>; the only apology he has to make is that he was afraid of opening it lest he could not get it again into the Patent Box, but that he considers as no apology it was his Duty to have examined it before it went to the Seal.

      The charge for drawing the Exemplification is the usual Charge and is Divided amongst a number of Officers

      The Solicitors fee herein is 5 G[ui]n[e]as 

      I am Dear Sir Your very hble Servt.

      Anth J Watts
Recipient not stated but from context probably Mark Skelton

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