Letter – Ralph Heron to John Bell – 10 Jan 1794

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Jan 1794
Correspondent: Ralph Heron
Recipient: John Bell
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Dear Sir

	It will be necessary to take some immediate Steps as to the Westburnhope Claim - for which purpose please to send me Copies of the Claim Objections and persisting that I may advise Mr Williams.  I think we may compel the Objectors to go before the Arbitrators - look at the Clause and give me your Sentimts - the Claim is not barred by the pl[ain]t[iff] refusing to bring an Action unless he shall still refuse to consent to refer to the Arbrs  Mr Ruddock informs me that he retained Mr Law & Mr Chamber for the Common Righters contra omnes this is somewhat extraordinary - and is what I suppose he meant by having stolen a March - has he assumed the Solicitorship agt all the Claims - if not, am I to adopt his Agent in the Actions thro’ whose hands these Retrs were given - I am really at a Loss to know what to do - as far as Concerns Mr & Mrs Beaumont I clearly cannot be concerned agt them, am I then a fortiori to give up all the other Matters - Mr Williamson will want the Case on which he wrote his Opinion to enable him to advise on future proceedings

      Yrs Sincerely

            	Ralph Heron

Newcastle 10th Janry 1794

[On reverse:]

Mr Bell - Town Clerk/ Hexham

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