Letter – Shute Barrington to Thomas Bernard – 18 Nov 1797

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Nov 1797
Correspondent: Shute Barrington
Recipient: Thomas Bernard
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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      Rendcombe Park Novr. 18. 1797

My Dear Sir,

      I feel no hesitation in requesting a continuance of your friendly advice respecting a plan of inclosure, which from its magnitude & peculiar circumstances, must in many points differ from all other inclosures; & from its difficulties requires the exertion of such talents as yours. Among these difficulties the substitution of some equivalent in lieu of Tythe is not the least. To a fixed <pecuniary> payment; to Land solely, there are in my opinion strong objections; & therefore the last of the three modes mentioned by Mowbray appears the least exceptionable and yet how to settle this is by no means easy. It will demand much consideration, & more than in this place involved in business I can give it. I should hope that much good may result from a cool & full discussion of the subject. When you are at leisure you will have the goodness to communicate your sentiments respecting Mowbray’s letter transmitted herewith, which you will at the same time return. I go from hence on Monday on a two days visit to my invaluable Brother & propose being at Mongewell on Friday.

      Believe me My dear Sir &tc


Tho: Bernard Esq:

[Annotated at foot:]

Copy of a letter to Mr Bernard Novr. 18. 1797

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