[From Atholl Papers - AP X10-44]

[Report by Gov Cochrane] No 4 Septr 16th 1760

My Lord

My last to your Grace was no 3d Septr 1st
which is with Captt Lace att Douglass who by contrary winds is detained there and by him we sent 525 British

Three days ago I had the honour of your Grace's letter of the 26th of last month inclosing a copy of your Grace's letter to Mr Martin and in a few days I shall acquaint that gentleman that I have received your Grace's orders to detain or secure three wherrys who made their escape from his Majestys barge upon the coast of Ireland and shall further acquaint him that upon inquiry I can't hear or learn that any such wherrys are in this Island

As for the tyths nothing can be done till harvest is over and I hope to make some bargains

Your grace may remember when I was last att Dunkeld that I recommended in Sir James Murray's name Mr Curghy of KK Christ Lezaire to succeed the Arch Deacon in KK Bride and since I came to the Island Mr Curghy tells me that he would be greatly obliged to your Grace if the Reverend Mr Phillip Moore of Ballaugh was presented to KK Bride and Mr Curghy to succeed Mr Moore of Ballaugh If that exchange is agreeable to your Grace I have here inclosed a presentation which may be fitted up with Mr Moore's name and upon that being returned Mr Moore will resign Ballaugh and then Mr Curghy may be presented to Ballaugh We have charming fine weather which has brought in most of the corn

I am with great esteem

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

Basil Cochrane


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