Letter – Henry Richmond to George Douglas – 5 Oct 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Oct 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: George Douglas
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr George Douglass    in Berwick                                           Newcs.   5th  Octor 1770

		upon Tweed

Sir      The agreement which Mr Lambert Mr Forster & you made with Sir Walter Blackett for his fisheries of High and Low Bells & also Needle Eye & WhiteSands & Archbold’s Close was only for one Year which expired at Michas last.  Sir Walter is still abroad & I have not had any application from you & your partners for a new Ageemt. which I have been expecting.  As the time is so far advanced something must be resolved on directly, therefore I make you an offer, subject to Sir Walter’s approbation or otherwise, of these two Fisheries and the Close at the Rents you paid for them last year namely £330 for the Bells & £30 for Needle Eye  & WhiteSands & £1 10s 0d for the Close for one year ending at Michas next and their rents to be paid half yearly at Ladyday and Michas.  If you agree to this offer you and Mr Lambert and Mr Forster will please to sign & return me the inclosed Memorandm. by the Return of the post.  If not I must take some other method of letting them without Loss of time.           I am etc    HR

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