Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Bell – 24 Feb 1792

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Feb 1792
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 123
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       Farnacres 24th February 1792

Dear Sir

       I duly rec[eive]d your letter of the 18th Inst which surprised me not a little as I clearly understood at our meeting at Mr Herons that the two Commissioners to be chosen by the Lord of the Manor and the Commissioners And Governors of Greenwich Hospital were to chuse a third Commissioner but I now see that Ground is abandoned, and what astonishes me still more I find that the Petition as properly (in my opinion) drawn has been altered and matter never before intimated put in (the Division) of Catten Common Fields) which will very probably be the cause of an opposition to the Bill sh[oul]d the Division of these Fields make a part of it and the Commissioners and Governors of Greenwich Hospital will undoubtedly think themselves to have been very improperly treated in never having had any information of such an intention as that of Dividing Catten Common Fields under the same Act as the Dividing the Allendale & Hexhamshire Common. I am

       Dear Sir Your most H[um]ble Serv[an]t

       Nich Walton Junr
Although the recipient’s name is not shown the context of the letter suggest it was John Bell

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