[From Atholl Papers - AP X14-7]

[Report by Gov Cochrane] No 4th April 23d 1758

My Lord

My last was No 3d March 18th

By Capt Charles Lace we send 1000 British to Liverpoole and hope we shall have as much ready by the time the Clergy call upon us to pay them off.

Inclosed is the Act ament the Pedlars which your Grace agreed should pass into a law and subjoined to that act is a clause ament dogs which I mentioned some years ago and which your Grace agreed should pass into a law.

I have had a meeting with Parson Quayle about his tythes and as your Grace is of opinion that the Parson should enjoy the tyths for life and to prevent his successor from claiming any right to the tyths I proposed to your Grace that the tyths should be collected by the Lessee and payed to the parson as your Grace should order. The tythe comes to every year 44:8 Manks money so if your Grace pleases to order this money to be payed to the parson by the lessee it will please the parson and your Grace will have no more trouble by application if this is agreeable to your Grace I shall send an order to be signed.

When I had last the honour to see your Grace at Atholl house I mentioned a piece of ground in Douglas that Messrs Ross and Black wanted to build a house upon which your Grace agreed too Ross thinks he is too old to build a house and as his partner Mr Black proposes to goe one with the building this season I have sent the paper to your Grace to be signed.

The paper I mentioned to your Grace some time ago is now sent anent this ? naturalization by which your Grace will see what right the Lord has so to doe Mr George Moore of Peeltown I hear goes to London next week . I am with great esteem

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

Basil Cochrane


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