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28 May1881
exact date of 28 of May 1881
day of the month 28 May 1881
calendar day - 05 of May year - 1881
month of Maydecade of the 1880s.
1800s century

To: Gibson and Strathern
12 Charlotte Street, Edinburgh.

From: Mr. Stobie


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Misters Gibson & Strathern
WS Charlotte Street

Haddington th May

Dear Sirs
Ms Simpson Smaton has shown us your letter of the th inst requesting payment of the half years rent for the lands and farm of Gichriston & Woodhead amounting as you say so pounds which fell due on the th and for payment of the Arrears of rent which you say amount to pounds shillings in all pounds shillings but as you are aware Mr Simpson holds Mr Fletcher has not implemented the proprietors obligations contained in the lease of Gilchriston and Sdunslaw

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and as Mr Simpson can gt no redress from the proprietor we have advised him to consign the money in the hands of the Sheriff Clerk to abide the orders of court and yesterday we consigned the pounds shillings in the hands of the Sheriff Clerk accordingly

Besides the proprietors having failed to implement his obligations Mr Simpson has claims for damages for injury damage and less don so and sustained to his crops by years of game and in reference to those we wrote your Mr Strathern on the th of February as to the damage done So the turnip crop and to this letter you beg to refer As however the storm which had passed away about the middle

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of February was succeeded by another frost and snow additional damage was done to the turnip crop and on the th March after the storm had passed away we had what remained of the turnips on Gilchriston fer Scots Acres when it was reported to us additional damages had been done and that to the extent of the shillings per acre or pound shillings for the five acres and this pound we hold the proprietor liable So Mr Simpson over and above the damages done to the turnip crop before and given you notice accordingly

At one we thought of advising Mr Simpson to retain the rents and arrears till such time as the proprietor implemented his obligation

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on reconsidering the whole subject we have thought it better to consign the money leaving the proprietor to take such steps as he may consider best

We are
Yours Faithfully

PS We are at present considering what steps we should advise Mr Simpson to take against the proprietor to vindicate his rights

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