Letter – William Bee to George Crawhall – 9 Jul 1839

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Jul 1839
Correspondent: William Bee
Recipient: George Crawhall
Archive Source: NRO 2762
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      Lanehill 9th July 1839


      In consequence of two orders made by the Board for repair of the Highways in the Parish of Stanhope on Saturday the 6th inst at St John's Chapel.  I beg to inform you of the proceedings at a meeting of the proprietors and Ratepayers of the Forest Quarter held in the Vestry at St John's Chapel and by an adjournment in the Schoolroom the 22nd Day of June last respecting the repair of a part of the Road leading from Redburn Gate to Shorngate Cross.

      Mr Jacob Ralph Featherston in the Chair. It was moved by Mr Jno Martin and seconded by Mr Henry Morley and carried by a Majority. That the part of a Road leading from Redburn Gate to Shorngate Cross which is situated in Forest Quarter be made.

      Secondly - It was moved by Mr Jn Beck seconded by Mr Willm Thompson and unanimously carried. That application be made by the Board through the Agents of Thos W Beaumont Esq to that Gentleman for pecuniary assistance towards the making of the said Road.

The orders made alluded to at the commencement of this note are as follows (Viz)

      Ordered  That Mr Crawhall of Newhouse be applied to to solicit Mr Thos W Beaumont Esq in assist the Forest Township in making that portion of Road leading from Shorngate Cross to Redburn which is in the aforesaid Township.  

      Ordered  That the Surveyor commence forthwith with the repair of that portion of Road leading from Shorngate Cross down Rookhope.

      The Board hope that you will have the goodness to make application to Thos Wentworth Beaumont Esq to assist the Township of Forest in repairing and making the above named line of Road.

      I am Sir Your very Obed Servt

      William Bee

Clerk to the Board

George Crawhall Esq

[on outer leaf in a different hand:] Mr Bee to G Crawhall / Rookhope Road/ 9th July 1839/ 2
NRO 2762 Box C97

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