Letter – Charles Busby to Anna Radcliffe – 3 Dec 1722

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Dec 1722
Correspondent: Charles Busby
Recipient: Anna Radcliffe
Archive Source: PSAN Misc Vols
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Madam 							Xbr. the 3d 1722 

I have the Honor of your Lad'ps of the 25th past, and as to my Accts Mr. Rodbourn writes me that as to the Date and Annvall p'riod of them tis well enough with oute any alteracon of them, so shall lett them stand as now sent up. Some dayes since I rece'd f'm my ffriend the Malancolly News y't notwithstanding all endeavours to the Contrary y't Com'rs had sent down preacepts to the Sherrifes of Bishopricke and Northumberland to take possession of all my L y M y's Estates, whereupon I went over immediately to Durham, where (tho they had y't same notice w'th me) not one single stepp was taken to prepare the Ten'ts against the Storm or any Intrest made to the Serriffes (sic), however my journey was taken extreamly well, and such Methodds have since been taken that one Tennant has. not turned to them this last Weeke wee had a Meeting att Newcastle in order to have Mr. Seriant Cuthberts Opinion on these Affaires, but he lyes Weather Bound in the Country so must be forced to go againe. These Journey's are verry expensive but I have not time to consult your Honor before hand, and if I sette still I dont see but they may tamely [?] take all, which would be a verry great prejudice to my Lord, for I do not despaire, if matters are drove to the worst, but to secure his Honor aboute 800 p. an. When att Durham I gave Mr. Ca by the particulars of your Honors relateing to Mr. Garlington, & desired him to make the Superior acqvainted there with The Gen't that came in Mr. Loraines place, has not been in Aldston Moor, as I wrotte your Honor, in my last he had, depending on his word for his goeing. I have wrottc him aboute it some time since, but have no answere, he is much at Cheesburn Grainge, & whether he will ever go or not I can not tell, however the people shall not be destitute this holy time, for in Case he does not comply w'th your Honors offer I will send Mr. Thompson who is acqvainted in y't Country to do the Duty till I have your Lad'ps further pleasure herein. I am in all Humble Duty 

Madam Your Honors Ever Most Obedient Humble Servant

Char: Busby.

My Wife sends her most humble Duty to y'r Ho'r little Lord, and Lady Anne 

w'th humble thankes tor y'r Lad'ps kind present, and rememberances of her. 

For The Right Honorable the Countess of Darwentwater att her House in Bruxells Brabant 

p d 4
PSAN 3rd ser, Vol 7, (1915-6), pp.157-8

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