Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to John Bell – 15 Apr 1799

Document Type: Letters
Date: 15 Apr 1799
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Mr Bell Hexham                                                            Newcastle  15 April   1799

D[ea]r Sir    

      Herewith you will receive the Statement of Coll. Beaumont’s Income in which I have found it necessary to make some alterations, as you will observe at the foot; I am of opinion that it will be necessary to make further amendments by inserting his Pay as Coll. & likewise naming the residence of the several Persons to whom he pays Annuities or Interest (which the Act requires) both of which I was ignorant of, & have wrote to Col. Beaumont for information; Should his Pay be included (which I have no doubt the Act requires) it will become necessary to make Application to the Commiss[ione]rs for leave to amend the Return, in which case I would recommend that Fifteen Hundred Pounds be inserted in the Stead of £1400 . . as Contribution.

      It will be necessary that you should sign your name to the Statement which should the Commiss[ione]rs require before I have the Information from Col. Beaumont, on their being acquainted with the Cause of the delay they will allow a further time for the delivery of it.

                                            I am etc  J E B

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