Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Alexander Renton – 13 May 1786

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 May 1786
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Alexander Renton
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 4
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Alexr Renton Esqr.                                                            Newcastle  May 13th 1786

Hordington House

near  Berwick on Tweed

Sir      I am desired by my friend Sir John Trevelyan to Answer yours to him of the 27th Ulto setting forth the state of the Fisheries in the River Tweed owing to the many abuses Committed & that in the Present Association, the Subscription entered into is insufficient for the Purposes of enforcing the Acts for the Prevention of those abuses etc.  Sir John Trevelyan desires me to acquaint you & the rest of the Gentlemen of the Association, that it is his Intention to Dispose of his Fisheries, as well as his Property adjoining the River Tweed, on which account he does not think it advisable for him to Subject himself to the Payment of the Subscription for a certain Term of Years as he possibly may dispose of his Property within that time, but he has no Objection to become a Subscriber untill such time as he parts with his Fisheries, & he will give his Steward Mr. William Winship directions accordingly.  I am etc     J. E. Blackett 

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