Letter – Henry Richmond to Ralph Heron – 28 Aug 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Aug 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Ralph Heron
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To   Mr Ralph Heron   Atty. at Law in Hexham                                 Newcas.   28th  Augst.  1770

Sir     I am Sorry Mr Heron’s son of Ninebanks & Mr Kirkby the Parson there should be the first persons informed against for killing, or which I suppose is the same Offence, by the Law, for Shooting at Grouse.  As perhaps Sir Walter Blackett, notwithstanding his Orders for prosecuting unqualified persons for shooting Game in his Manors as I wrote you on the 6th of last month, would be tender of proceeding against these two for their first offence I have written to Mr Westgarth to give them Notice not to offend again.  

     As to Mr Brown, the Father, he seems to be a proper person to make an Example of if the Evidence is Sufficient to convict him; which you will please to examine into & proceed accordingly.            I am etc    HR

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