Letter – John Scott to John Bell – 11 May 1832

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 May 1832
Correspondent: John Scott
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: NRO 672 A 31 38
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      London 11 May 1832

					41 Upper Berkeley Street West  Connaught Square


      Your letter of the 29th July 1826 in which you were so kind as to send my sister a £1 Bank of England note I duly answered through a Servt. who was to get it franked to you for me, and my not having heard from you for so many years makes me fear that it may not have reached you.

      My sister is dead – she died the June following of Dropsy & I took care that she should not want for anything during her illness.

      I have some thoughts of again trying to get my Aunts property and the enclosed is the opinion upon the matter by Mr Fonblanque a Kings Counsel who has kindly promised to do all in his power to serve me in the affair but who wants some more information which is as follows & which I am sure I am not asking too great a favour in begging you to give me as early as possible.

1st.  Can you say what amount Mr Isaac Hunter (who is now upon the Parish) received and when.

2nd  What fund did it come out of

3rd  What amount did Steel Hall sell for

4th  and what Amount did Alston Brewery sell for & the dates of the Sales 

These questions are most particular as Mr Fonblanque cannot give so decided an opinion until they are answered.

		I remain  Sir with great respect

			Your Most Humble Servt.

				John James Scott

To. John Bell Esqr.  Hexham

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