Letter – John Bell to William Tweedale – 31 Mar 1799

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 Mar 1799
Correspondent: John Bell
Recipient: William Tweedale
Archive Source: AE misc letters
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								Newcastle 31st. March 1799


      I am now here to assist in making out a Statement of Coll. Beaumont’s Income and Mr Blackett has shewn me the Acct. which you have sent from Bretton which is much too general

      A Rent–Roll comprising the Name of each Tenant the Name of the Farm in what Parish it lies and the Quantum of Rent is what is wanted and with respect to the Outgoings it is required that you be more particular saying whether Mr. Howland’s £10 Mrs. Helliby’s £8 and in short all the other Payments you have put down are for Annuities or Interest of Money or on what other Acct. – If Coll. Beaumont pays or allows his Tenants the Land <tax> it must be added to the Deductions – The Land tax of £10 – 19. 4 ½ I presume is for the House at Bretton the Gardens and the Lands on Hand there – How much is the House and Offices at Bretton charged at to the House Duty – I mean at what yearly Value – There should be a Deduction of £10 <p Cent> for Repairs of the Mansion House and <three p Cent> upon Town Houses – Should you be at a Loss for anything you had better apply to Coll. Beaumont’s Law Man at Bretton with the Schedules to the amended Income Acct and take his Instructions and be as particular as you can – Be pleased to let us hear from you by Return of Post if possible with the several Matters wanted as Friday is the last day fixed for delivering in Statements of Income -  Upon what principle have you deducted only the Half of £231. 16. 10 ½ for House Duty Male Servants &tc – In your Valuation of the Lands in Hand are they charged according to the Schedules in the amended Acct – Is the Average of Woods for three or five Years or what other Period – 

      I am Sir Your most obed. Servt. J Bell

[Postscript] Please to inform us if there are any other Annuities chargeable on Col. Beaumonts Estates – Has not Miss Hallet an Annuity of £100 <pr ann>? & has not Mrs. <Laycarths> Daughters annuitys? Please to be very particular  Yrs. &tc 	J E Blackett 
Recipient not stated, assumed to be Wm Tweedale at Bretton, who was dealing with the preparation of Col Beaumont’s tax return

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