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Document 43, p 1

Dr Sir
I have received the favour of
yours of the 27th ulto & answer it by this
day’s post, which is the first that the post
arrangement of this place admits of, I wish
it may come in time for the 9th tho I
hope it is not very material as Donkin will
attend at Alnwick & can give you any infor-
-mation you might wish for. You know the
Sum meant to be propos’d as a compromise
is 2,500£ that sum being Judg’d by the person
employ’d to make the estimate sufficient to
make good all damage & reinstate the bridge
as it was before the Catastrophe took place.
Now if I pay the whole damage I think that
in reason & Justice I ought not to be liable
to any further Charge, especially as it strikes
me that an act of Parl is necessary only
for the Magistrates. I am Competent to tr[eat?]
for myself, & I shld think an agreement [made?]*
with me by the obligees in the bond wo[uld? be?]

Note: letter from Henry Errington to Ralph Heron, p 1

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