Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to G Caine – 5 Sep 1785

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Sep 1785
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: G Caine
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 4
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G. Caine  Esqr. .                                                 Newcastle Sept. 5th 1785

Orchard Ho.  Gillsland Wells


Sir     I am favoured with your letter of the 28th Ulto.  relative to the terms on wch. Sir John Trevelyan will dispose of his Estate of Middle & West Ord, together with the Fisheries on the River Tweed.  West Ord is let to a good Tenant for nine Years at £180 P[er] Year & I assure you not high let.  Middle Ord is at present at £210 & will be let at May next for at least £240 & not high.  The House is large & in good repair, with good Offices, a small expence will put the whole in very good Condition & there are some fine Young Plantations.

The present rent of the Fishery is £340 P[er] Year but the Lease expires in Octo[be]r next.  Fisheries are certainly precarious & the present Season has been very discouraging but there is every reason to expect that the next may be more Advantagious, it is in a very eligible part of the River, has been higher lett & a Considerable Sum has lately been expended in Weares etc for the Preservation of it.   Sir John Trevelyan expects £11,000 for the Estate of West & Middle Ord & £6800 for the Fisheries & will be glad to Treat with you for the same.                  I am etc        John E. Blackett 

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