Letter – Peter Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 20 Apr 1799

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Apr 1799
Correspondent: Peter Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: AE misc letters
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      Durham 20th. April 1799


If you’l have the Goodness to look to any one of the Newcastle Papers of this Week You’l observe an Advertisem’t of certain Resolutions adopted at a Meeting therein ment[ione]d for the opposing a Clause in a Bill now pending in Parliament for continuing an Act for the making of the South Turnpike Road from Gateshead to Hexham By which Clause it is intended to erect a Tollgate at a place called High Team near Gateshead the consequence of which would be as described in the Adverstisemt. At which meeting Lord Strathmore presided & I had the Honor of being appointed Solicitor for the purpose of such Opposition & have it in Charge from the Gent[leme]n present at the Meeting to communicate the proceedings to you, the Members for this County & City & many others materially interested in such opposition & on behalf of the Persons opposing to beg your Interest & Support, In case you cannot attend the next Meeting (the 26th. Inst: ) Your Answer addressed to me so as it may come to hand on or before that Day will oblige my Clients as well as <me.>

	Your most Obed. Hble. Servt.

		Peter Hunter

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