On this day in 1710, John Spottiswood wrote to Thomas Bowrey complaining that some of Bowrey letters had not been received. The £10 sent by this letter was safely received but he recommended another method of sending money in the future.
Spottiswood was the advocate Bowrey employed in Scotland in the case of the Worcester that was still dragging on after six years. His great grandfather (with the same name) had been Archbishop of St Andrews.
A prominent writer of books on the law, Spottiswood established the Spottiswood’s College of Law at Edinburgh University. He had a particular interest in the politics of the Union between Scotland and England – an issue in which the case of the Worcester was to prove pivotal.
Despite enlisting the services of an advocate eminently suited to the task, Bowrey never succeeded is obtaining satisfaction in the case.