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Document 68, Letter from Mr Letteney to Ralph Heron, 19 December 1786

Ra Heron Esqr* 157
Newcastle on D Sr
Tyne Errington v Aynsley & ors. In consequence of a
Consultation with Mr Scott, at which the Plf attended
19 Dec 1786 we moved the Court this morning, for an issue of quantm
Mr Letteneys Ltr advising that dam & in the mean time, that all proceedings on the Judt
the Chancellor has advised all should be stayed. As a Ground for this Appl Mr Smeaton
proceedings on the Judgment to made a long Affidavit, But the Chancellor* thought
be stayed till the hearing of the it unnecessary to read it – He has ordered all proceedings
Cause on the Judgment to be stayed to the hearing of this Cause
and hesitated not to declare his Opinion, that the County
could have no more from Mr Errington, than what a Jury
should give them, on such an Issue, wch would be ordered
on the Hearing, unless the Coy should come to Terms wth
the Plf, that were reasonable & fair. He expressed his
wonder how the Co could be so preposterous as to
attempt the obtaining of the Penalty. I shall send
you, by young Mr Newton, the [Com?] for the Examination
of Donkin, his Son, & such others as you may think prop[er?]
and Mr Smeaton’s [heads?] of what he depos’d before the
Examiner. I am, Dr Sr
Yours sincy
J. Letteney
19 Dec 1786
PS I expect that Mr Simpson’s patent was seald this day

Note: Stamped 19 DE

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