Letter – Henry Richmond to Ralph Forster – 5 Sep 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Sep 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Ralph Forster
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To  Mr Ralph Forster at Cambo                                         Newcas.   5th  Sept 1770

Sir   I have a letter from Sir Walter in which he desires that the head or Dam of Sweethope Lough may not be totally repaired, only so far as there may be a Necessity for some Water for the Cattle: because as it is now destroyed & the fish gone he may when he comes home have a fancy to make some Improvements of that piece of Water: So you will, if not too late, give directions accordingly to Mr <Bowlt>.

     Sir Walter desires his Compliments may be sent to Mr Aynsley of Littleharle, Lady Loraine & Family, Mr Ellison of Whelpington, & Mr & Mrs Swinburn of Longwitton & that he desires to know how they do.  You will therefore let one of the Servants wait upon them with this Message & send me their answer by the first opportunity, if I do not come to Wallington on Friday; which I am not very sure I can do.  Sir Walter is still at Spa & pretty well.  

    I am etc   HR

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