Letter – Henry Richmond to John Grey – 13 Sep 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Sep 1771
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Grey
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To   Mr John Grey  Attorney at Law                                          Newcas.   13th   Septr 1771

    in Berwick upon Tweed

Sir      Mr William Archbold of West Ord has offered Sir Walter Blackett Four hundred & thirty pounds Ten Shillings a Year for his Fisheries in the River Tweed call’d high & Low Bells with Needle Eye & White Sands together with the little close in which R Seyths house stands, & has proposed Messrs. John Berry & Wm. Atkinson of Tweedmouth as his Sureties, which Sir Walter has agreed to.  And you will see by the inclosed Copies of Mr Archbolds Letters and mine that it is further agreed that Sir Wr. is to allow the Land tax & Ten pounds a Year for the reparation of all his Fisheries in the Tweed if necessary on producing Vouchers for the payments & no more upon any Acco[un]t whatever.  And that the Term is to be for three years from Mich[aelma]s next.  Sir Walter therefore desires you will draw up a Memorandum to this Effect & get Mr Archbold and his Sureties to sign the same & then transmit it to me with a part for him to sign if they require it.                 I am etc    HR

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