Letter – Henry Richmond to Ralph Forster – 3 Mar 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Mar 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Ralph Forster
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To  Mr Ralph Forster at Cambo near                                  Newcas.  3 March 1770


Sir     I received a letter last post from Sir Walter in which he bids me write to you, Mr Duffield and Mr Geo. Brown as follows - That he would have all the old and new plantations properly fenced - the roads and Hedges taken Care of - the head of the Low Lake at Rothley to be proceeded on in the Summer, according to a plan which will be sent to them drawn by Mr Lancelot Brown. & that he would have the Wall which begins at Ewsley gate to be continued to the guidepost which shews the road to Morpeth and Elsdon.  & that he would have no other buildings taken in hand till further directions, except the necessary repairs and fences for the Tenants.  & he particularly ordered that the intended Fort on Cadjah Crag is not to be proceeded on till further direction.  When I see you and Mr Duffield, which I wish would be before you go to Berwick, I will tell you further.

   P.S.  You will communicate this Letter to Mr Duffield & Mr G. Brown; and I shall see Mr Newton; but he is at present out of Town.                   I am etc    HR

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