Letter – Ralph Heron to John Bell – 27 Feb 1792

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Feb 1792
Correspondent: Ralph Heron
Recipient: John Bell
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Dr Sir

	I have wrote one Letter to you this Morning and must trouble you with a Second to enquire who is to make the Survey and whether the payment for it is necessary to be invested in the Bill, I have a Copy of a paper signed by Mr Bates & Mr Fryer containing Propositions in which the Survey <JP> first plan is 2d per Acre - plans to annex to the Award 30 Gs - and then follows - Survey of the inclosed Lands if necessary for the purpose of valuing, 4d per Acre - this seems loose - the other part is £100 for Contingencies that certainly cannot be a part of the Bill their Undertaking will limit them - but what I am most at a Loss about is whether Messrs Bates & Fryer - or they & the third Comm[issione]r are to have the Benefit of surveying & planning - if not the third Man only get his £1-11s-6d a Day - and if he is not concerned in the Surveying perhaps he will not have the same Opportunities of Judging as to Value etc - and I think 2d per Acre for 60,000 Acres will be a monstrous Expence  - should not this be considered - perhaps it may be sayed that surveying & planning the 15,000 Acres to be divided is all that is necessary, but is that their meaning, and must not the Stinted part be delineated in the plans - pray favour me with a Letter as soon as possible - I write this in the utmost hurry to have the post                  Yrs   R H

Undated but possibly of the same date as that of 27th Feb 1792, being a Monday on which he had written Bell a separate letter, and in which Messrs Bates and Fryer were also mentioned as commissioners

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