Letter from Robert Bill to Mr Haynes
A letter from Robert Bill to Mr Haynes of Haynes and Douglas, relating to arbitration of the disagreement between Richard Trevithick and Samuel Homfray over the former's sale of his share in the high-pressure steam engine patent.
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Trevithick called on me yesterday and
named you as Arbitrator touching the matter
in dispute between him and Homfray. This
of course embraces not only his private accounts
but his interests as principal of the Trevithick
Patents. if you accede to this proposal I shall
not name any Arbitrator on the part of Mr Homfray
but leave the whole to you - cousceleiciy the
duty of an Arbitrator to hold the Scale of Justice
between the Contending Parties, and not to
advocate the cause of one or the other.
I am specially authorised to put the matter
in dispute in a train of [?]
and if you approve of this I will [?]
to the [?] to be executed by myself and
Trevithick on Monday next and lay the
coidence of My Homfray's claim before you.
I am Dear Sir
Your ever obt
Saturday 28 1802