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AN

HISTORICAL ACCOUNT

OF

PETERHEAD,

FROM

THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME,

COMPREHENDING AN ACCOUNT OF ITS

TRADE, SHIPPING, COMMERCE, AND MANUFACTURES,

MINERAL WELLS, BATHS, &c.

WITH AN

APPENDIX,

CONTAINING

A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL CHARTER OF ERECTION,

TOGETHER WITH

ALL THE BYE-LAWS AND REGULATIONS

RELATIVE TO THE HARBOURS, &c.

ALSO,

A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE FISHES

FOUND ON TAE

COASTS OF BUCHAN.

BY JAMES ARBUTHNOT, JUN. Esq,

PETERHEAD.

ABERDEEN:

Printed by D. Chalmers & Co. Adelphi Court,
TOR MESSRS. CLARK AND CO. AND WILLIAM MORTIMER, BOOKSELLERS,

PETERHEAD.

1815.

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DEDICATION.

TO THE

GOVERNORS AND COMPANY

OF THE

MERCHANT MAIDEN HOSPITAL,

Edinburgh.

GENTLEMEN,

I feel the greatest pleasure in dedicating
to you the following account of a place which has been much
indebted to your fostering care, and under whose benign
auspices it has attained to that respectable rank which it
now holds, as a maritime port,

expence which

I have no hesitation in saying, that all the trouble
and

you

have bestowed on it will soon be
amply rewarded, and your most sanguine expectations rea-
lized, as Peterhead now bids fair to become one of the first
ports in the North of Scotland.

That this may soon be the case, is the earnest wish of,

GENTLEMEN,

Your most obedient

Humble servant,

JAS. ARBUTHNOT, JUN,

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