Letter – Henry Richmond to Lancelot Brown – 18 Sep 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Sep 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Lancelot Brown
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To  Mr Lanct. Brown     at  Lady Loraine’s                                         Newcas.   18th   Sept 1770

           at Kirkharle

Sir      I have a Letter from Sir Walter Blackett mentioning that you have asked leave to shoot upon the Moors near Wallington; & desiring me to acquaint you that such leave from him will be a very bad precedent , as it must open a Gate to any Gentleman that will ask him.  & that even the Gentlemen of the County have been so obliging as not to shoot upon those Moors but when he was at Wallington & they go out with him.  Sir Walter bids me also acquaint you that he has stopt all work at Wallington till his return & gives me some directions, in respect of the trouble he has already given you, which I hope I may have an opportunity of communicating to you before you leave this part of the Country.     I am etc    HR

ie. 'Capability Brown'

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