Letter – David Stephenson to John Erasmus Blackett – 14 Nov 1797

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Nov 1797
Correspondent: David Stephenson
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 226/2
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      On Saturday Evening Nov. 4th. I was informed by Miss Newton that her Father was so much recovered as to have a hope that he would be able in the Spring to attend to his professional engagements.  As I purposed going to Hexham Abbey on the Sunday, she requested that I would see Mr. Newton before I went as he had expressed a strong desire to that purpose.  I accordingly waited upon him when he mentioned to me his wish that I would undertake the Conducting the work he had contracted for Executing for Col. Beaumont till he had strength to do it himself.

      To this proposal I consented provided it met with the wishes of Col. Beaumont.  Miss Newton desired me to acquaint you with this.  I also mentioned it to Mr. Bell when at the abbey.  I was extremely sorry that I had it not in my power to see you on this business before you left Ncastle.

              I remain with the greatest 

                  Respect  your very observ.

                             Dav. Stephenson.

Newcastle Nov. 14.  1797

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