Letters – John Bell to John Erasmus Blackett – 15 Mar 1797

Document Type: Letters
Date: 15 Mar 1797
Correspondent: John Bell
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 225
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Sir                                               Hexham Abbey  15th. March 1797

      In the first place I must beg your Pardon for not noticing that part of your Letter yesterday respecting the Masons but it being Market day and Country People coming in I was afraid of losing the Post by Interruptions - which made it escape me/one

      The Masons go forward very well at the Abbey and would do better if they had a compleat Plan for then they would know what they have to do and contrive accordingly but that is not the Interest of the Architect - What is to be done is relaited to them by little and little - very little at a time indeed- I am at present very much out of humour with young Newton

      The Carpenters are preparing the Roof according to Newton's Directions when up here last Week to be ready for the Slaters when they come and I believe the Plumber has got some Instructions respecting his Work sent from Newton by the Carpenter  -  I am

                             Sir Your most obed. hble Servt.

                                              John Bell

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