Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Bell – 3 Mar 1792

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Mar 1792
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 123
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Mr John Bell						Farnacres 3d March 1792


       Soon after I received your Letter of the 3d Ult: I wrote to the Commissioners and Governors of Greenwich Hospital relative to the Proposition of Sir Thomas Blackett to divide the Land in dispute between Langley Barony and the Regality of Hexham of which I before gave you an intimation. I now have the satisfaction to acquaint you that the Commissioners and Governors of the Hospital being actuated by the same motives as Sir Thomas Blackett [underscored: ‘for the sake of peace and ending all disputes’] they are very willing and desirous that the Land in dispute shall be equally divided staked or marked out and after that unalterably fixed by a Clause in the Act for dividing & inclosing part of Allendale & Hexhamshire Common and Stinting the remaining parts; and as it is a very desirable thing to have this busyness gone in hand with immediately I beg leave to add that it is quite agreable to have Messrs Bates and Fryer to set out the Bounder Line and that it is my wish to have them to meet you and myself on Wednesday Morning next at the Inn of Elrington ready to proceed upon the settling of this long disputed matter. I have only to add that should any thing unforeseen prevent this busyness being done conformable to the Proposition as it now stands from Sir Thomas Blackett and the Commissioners and Governors of Greenwich Hospital reciprocally the proposition itself is by no means to be considered or made use of in future as a dereliction or disclaimer of the Commissioners and Governors of Greenwich Hospitals Right to the whole of the Land in dispute. I am

       Sir Your most Humble Serv[an]t

       Nich Walton Junr

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