Letter – Henry Richmond to John Sharp – 14 Jul 1772

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Jul 1772
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Sharp
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To The Revd. Dr. Sharp at Balmbrough Castle                                        Newcas 14th. July 1772

                              near Belford    North


	I have acquainted Sir Walter Blackett with the Contents of your Letter of the 8th instant & he desires his Compliments & has no Objection to have the Ground in Dispute between Hexham and Blanchland settled in a friendly way as you propose as you propose - But he is advised that the most effectual Method of doing it will Be by a Deed to be executed by all parties obliging themselves to apply to Parliament next Sessions for an Act to appoint Arbitrators to adjust the Boundary of the disputed Ground which we think has varied within these few Years And after that Adjustment that such persons skilful in Division of Land as shall be named in the Deed shall have power to divide and allot according to the Quantity & Quality of the Ground.  & that other proper Clauses be inserted in the Deed & subsequently in the Act for the compleat Determination of the Dispute that has so long subsisted - In the proposed Deed it may be proper for both parties to have a Covenant inserted for the Examination of Old Witnesses without Delay lest their Testimonies should be lost before the Act can be carried into Execution - It will be necessary to have the Concurrence of Sir Thos. Wentworth in this Affair but Sir Walter will make that Application in due time.  If you approve of this Method you will please to order a Drat. of such a Deed to be prepared: Or let me know if you chuse I should get it done.    I am etc                                                  HR

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