Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to John Bell – 22 Oct 1798

Document Type: Letters
Date: 22 Oct 1798
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Mr Jn Bell Hexham Abbey                                                             NCastle  22d Octr 1798


Dr Sir	I recd your letter of the 20th Inst with an account of the Money paid by you to the late Wm Newton & Son on Account of the Repairs & Alterations at Hexham Abbey ammountg to £750.  I observe that considerable Sums are due for Lime Hair & Leading which certainly should be paid, but Mr Ebdon & Mr Stephenson having given the Sum in a lump that they awarded to be due to the Exors of Mr Newton, I have wrote to Mr Ebdon to know if the above, or any part of it was included in their valuation.  My Brother Sir Edward Blackett having had a Promise from the late Sir Thos Blackett of a lease of Longage Colliery on the expiration of the present Lease, which promise has been confirmed by Mr Beaumont, a Lease is to be made out accordingly at such Rent as Col Beaumont may require, he has likewise a promise of a Lease of Wall Fell Colliery but that he declines on favour of the old Tenants.  I propose being at Hexham on Monday the 12th Novr to meet the Lead Stewards.

                                                                                                                            I am etc  J.E.B

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