Letter – Ralph Heron to John Bell – 9 Feb 1792

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Feb 1792
Correspondent: Ralph Heron
Recipient: John Bell
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Dear Sir

	The House of Commons has appointed the 2d of March as the last Day for receiving petitions for private Bills, I shall be at Newcastle in the Course of next Week and will prepare and send you or William the petition to get signed, no specific Number of Names is required, nor proof of Signature, but we will take as many of the most respectable Common Righters as we can conveniently procure - when signed I shall forward it to Mr Grey or Sir Wm Middleton to present, when we have thus got possession of the House for that is the phrase we may proceed with our Bill at Leisure, but as the House will not sit longer than the beginning of May we must lose no time after my Return, - but prey are we sure Sir Thos Blackett approves of the Measure ? do not beg let us burn our Fingers, please to make my Compliments to Mr Ruddock and communicate this to him - I intend if possible to leave Town on Tuesday Night - Scott & Allgood is adjourned to the 1st Day of Causes next Term for want of the patron & Ordinary being parties to the Cross Bills                  Yrs truly

                                                                                                    Ralph Heron

                                                                                                 London 9th Feby 1792

[On reverse:] 

Mr Bell - Town Clerk Hexham  


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