Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 14 Dec 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Dec 1768
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir Wr Blackett Baro[ne]t MP Half Moon Street

Piccadilly London                                                                             Newca[stle] 14th Decem 1768

Hon[oure]d Sir

Inclosed I return the Letter from the Mayor of Berwick & others, proposing an Act to be got this Sessions for improving the Fisheries in the Tweed. The Suddenness of their proposal creates a Suspicion of it, as there will not be time for the other proprietors to consider the Matter so well as, no doubt, these Gentlemen have done. I hope they will agree to postponing the Application till next Year; and to have, as you have wrote Mr Grey, a general Meeting during the Summer, of all concerned in the River. Mr Bell and Mr Forster will be at Berwick on Monday the 2d of Janry to receive your rents – I shall see them before they go & give them instructions from your Letter & from what occurs to me relating to this Matter,  and about Mr Ord’s bridge: the sooner that dispute is settled the better; lest the right to the plank way be lost.

I find the Ship with the Servants boxes is not sailed; the Wind having been contrary ever since the Ship cleared. I am etc    HR

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