Letter – Henry Richmond to William Darwin – 17 May 1774

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 May 1774
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: William Darwin
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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Mr Darwin  No 4 Hatton Street London                                                Newcas 17th May 1774


	The Objection made by Sir Thos Clavering to the Blanchland and Hexham Boundary Bill is reasonable - for the Freeholders and Copyholders adjoining to the Ground in dispute have a Right of Common upon it and without their Consent the Bill may be objected to and lost for this Sessions tho’ it manifestly is for their Advantage to have the Bounder fixed Now; lest the Inroads that have been made of late by the Blanchland people, in their perambulations, should be established.  But General Clavering’s Rights, as obtained by the Verdict, may be saved; by a proper Clause, if that will satisfy Sr Thomas - As to this Affair and the very great Expence incurred about it I am able to say little not having seen the Bill nor been consulted in the least since my Illness tho’ I wrote to Mr Heron in the beginning of February desiring a Copy of the Bill and have thought it very odd they should proceed without communicating in the least with me and you know I have several times expressed my dissatisfaction in my Letters to you, - I am glad Mr Duane is employed to settle Unthank Draft for Sir Walter and hope the Ingrossmts will be ready against he comes into the Country - I wish you cou’d procure us, when they are to be had Three Guinea Half Guinea and Quarter Guinea weights stamped by the proper officer according to the Act now before the House and send them by the Fly directed to me - P.S.  I suppose a further Expence is incurred by carrying this Bill first into the House of Lords instead of the House of Commons     I am etc    HR

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