Letter – Henry Richmond to George Douglas – 17 Mar 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Mar 1769
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: George Douglas
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Geo Douglass in Berwick upon Tweed                                  Newca[stl]e 17th March 1769


I received the favour of your Letter, that you had waited on Mr Ord to learn what he required for the Gravel you won in his Ground, for the road; & find he is so obliging as to refuse any Thing for it; & that he is sorry he pulled down the Bridge – but then you add “the plank meets with disturbance as yet”. Sir Walter intends to maintain the plank way as he finds it is an Antient right; but as to the Bridge, Mr Robson’s building of it, without having first adjusted Matters with Mr Ord, I do not think was Justifiable. I am etc    HR

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