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Mr Skelton Leeds Jany 17. 93 Sir, I am engaged to pay for an estate 2000£ in Cash <&> 4000£ in Bill at sigt or a Banke Note to which I must beg the favour of you to conform – the other 4000£ in any way most agreeable to you. With respect to the Pews in Thornhill Church I was informed they did not belong to the Estate in Flockton that Thornhill Church had been <new pav’d> <Mr. R> was at the <.....> of these which induced me to dispose of them __ The Accommodation to all the Tenants of Flockton in that Chapel <lead> me to conclude <.....> in Thornhill Ch. <wd.> be of no consequence to Mr. Beaumt. or I shd. have applied to you on the Subject who remain Yours Very respectfully <B: Gott> [on verso:] J Skelton Esq/ Birthwaite Hall/ near Wakefield
signatory unclear, possibly ‘B Gott’. Benjamin Gott of Leeds (1762-1840) was the sone of a civil engineer and county surveyor and is possibly the correspondent here.