Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to John Bell – 3 Mar 1778

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Mar 1778
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Mr John Bell    Hexham Abbey                                                         Newcas  3d March 1778


	I received your Letter & am very sorry you are so much indisposed.  I compared the Tack Notes with George Lowe’s Proposals, a Copy of which Mr Peart incloses with the Notes which I have signed.  No part of the Materials at Fallowfield can yet be disposed of.  I attended the Meeting Yesterday at Loftus’s & was informed by Mr Willm Hunter that they had made an offer to accept of a Composition of £50 in lieu of repairing the Road & which was not complied with.  I understand there is to be a Clause in the Bill to empower the Commissioners to Compound for repairing the Road as well as the Statute Work.  This being the Case & Sir Thos Blacketts proportion of the Road to repair so trifling I think it would not be adviseable for Sir Thomas to give the Bill any opposition.

	I observe you have sold the living of Chollerton for £700.

	I have not heard from Sir Thomas lately but I had a Letter from Mr Noble from London on Sunday.  I shall go into the North to Morrow & be absent about a Fortnight.  I observe you have paid the Miss Roberts’s & charged it in your Rental with Sir John Trevelyan.                                          I am etc      JEB

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