Letter – Henry Davison to George Davison – 9 Mar 1762

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Mar 1762
Correspondent: Henry Davison
Recipient: George Davison
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr George Davison at Newtoncap  to the care of the postmasters in Durham 

                                                                                                             Newcastle 9th March 1762

Sir    I am sorry to find by you[r] Letter of the 7th inst that you charge Mr Maughan with using undue influence over Mr Elliott in the Reference occasioned by the dispute between Sir Walter Blackett & Mr Bacon about Cowhaust and Lingybrow Groves and the Boundary of Kilhope & Welhope Fells. As all Sir Walter Blacketts Agents know very well that every unfair proceeding wou[l]d be disagreeable to him, I can hardly think Mr. Maughan wou[l]d in this affair go further than giving the necessary Information to Sir Walter’s Referee. And yet on the other hand I can scarce think you wou[l]d without some reason complain so much of ill usage. I am therefore at a loss what answer to give at present to your Letter further than I will enquire particularly into this matter as soon as I see Mr Maughan. Indeed I have a Letter from Mr Elliott wherein he gives his opinion upon the point, you say you differ[e]d about, with so much clearness, & supports the same with such reasoning as does not at all look like his having acted under Influence, but from Judgement. I am Sir Your most Hble Serv[an]t

                                                                   Hen[r]y Richmond           

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