Letters – John Bell to John Erasmus Blackett – 20 Mar 1798

Document Type: Letters
Date: 20 Mar 1798
Correspondent: John Bell
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 225
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Sir                                   Hexham Abbey 20th. March 1798

      A Report has been handed about here this last Week that you fixed the Pays some say for the last Week in April and others the 9th. 10th. and 11th. of May

      Be pleased if you have fixed the Pays to acquaint me with the Days because I want Mr Williamson to appoint a time for holding the Head-Counts which must be within 28 Days after Easter and I wish to then clear of the Pays for the Convenience of the Suitors

      Have you the Book with the Plans for the Alterations here for Mr Johnson is rather at a Loss what sort of Windows are intended  for the great Room and for the Stables and Lodging Rooms above the Stables which are to look into the Court Yard  -  If you have those Plans be pleased either to send them up here or I will desire Mr. Johnson to call upon you to see them as you shall think best

      The Accounts for Captn. Collingwood when you heard from him I hope were good and Mrs Collingwood with her little Family and yourself  I trust are well tho here is severe Weather for the Season    -  I am

   Sir Your most obed. hble Servt

           John Bell

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