[From Atholl Papers - AP X10-35]

[Report by Gov Cochrane] No 2 July 29th 1760

My Lord

My last to your Grace was no 1st July 19

Sunday Captt Lace arryved in this Island and tomorrow he proposes to sett out for Liverpoole and by him we send 1500 British There is a good deal due but a great part of that is for goods lately imported so that the merchants must have time to collect their money before we make demands upon them

I have in a packet sent an abstract which is a very good one

I have att last found out a man for a successor for Capt Murray well recommended one Hutcheson and have inclosed a commission for your Grace to sign I have been at a great deal of pains to reclaim Capt Murray from drinking by himself but to no purpose often drunk before he getts out of bed and it is a post of trust and great consequence there is a necessity to have a man that can be depended upon I am with great esteem

I am with great esteem

My Lord Your Grace's Most faithfull and most obedient humble servant

Basil Cochrane


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