Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Ibbetson – 14 Apr 1798

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Apr 1798
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Ibbetson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 84
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John Ibbetson Esqr					Newcastle 14th April 1798


	Herewith you will receive our Cash Accot for last Month upon which there is a Balance of £2098.11. ¾ in favour of G Hospital and you are desired to acquaint the Directors that we have this Day sent a Bill to Mr Edwd Bates for £2000 * in part thereof.

	If you will look upon the Plan we sent shewing the situation of Mr Dixons Estate at Turf House as compared with that of the Hospitals Estate at the same Place you will observe that directly opposite to the Road leading to the Buildgs at Turfhouse there is an Allotment set out for Thomas Leeche which lies within the Allotment purchased by the Hospital of John Dixon which contains 6A:1R:13P and Leeches Allotment contains 1A:1R:13P. It certainly is not a matter of Moment to Purchase such a Trifle but as Thomas Leeche expressed a strong desire to sell his Allotment which in other Hands than those of the Commissioners and Governors of Greenwich Hospital might be some inconvenience & he offered to sell at the small Price of Twelve Guineas which is clearly less than the value of his Allotment Mr Walton thought it would not be right to wait for the Boards Commands in the making of so inconsiderable a purchase in point of Value and he therefore has ventured to enter into an Agreement wth Thos Leeche at the Price above mentioned not doubting but the Board will approve of what he has done upon the occasion. The Expence of a Title will be very little the 

We are Sir

      Your most obedt Servt

      Walton & Turner

* This makes £10500 since 21 Novemr last besides 500 pd in part of Purchase of Mr Dixon

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