Letter – Charles Busby to Anna Radcliffe – 9 Jul 1719

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Jul 1719
Correspondent: Charles Busby
Recipient: Anna Radcliffe
Archive Source: PSAN Misc Vols
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Madam,							9 Julie, 1719. 

	I have the Honor of your Ladys Dat : the 4th and am glad there is such an Order coming, which when reced I shall then do all in my power to gett up those Rents, the Collection whereof will be a verry great Advantage to your Honor and Estate : 

	As to my owne paste, I shal never desire ffarthing from your Honor, till such time your Ladyship is Restored to your owne, As to Robert and Mary there is two Years Wages Due to each, of which one year att present will suffice, which up[on] your Honors order, they shall now imedia[tely] be supplyed with all, with oute Inconvenience], 

	Your Ladys -Maid as I wrotte your Honor has been marryed some Months but is willing & desires to continve her Servis, till matters are determined when your Ladi, will the better Judge what may be proper. 

	Upon Receipt of your Honors of the 27th past I imediately wrotte to Newcastle for Bills, but as yett have had no answere, as soon as that can be had I shall then go downe, and send away the same as you are pleased to order. I am with all true Respect and Humble Duty Madam, Your Honors' ever most faithful obedient Humble Servant, Cha : Busby. 

Addressed on back : ‘For Mr. Higgs att Hathrop, By North Leach Bagg, Gloucestershire.’
PSAN 3rd ser, Vol 6, (1914), p.168 This letter was transcribed for printing ‘from Radcliffe papers in the possession of the Rev T. Stephens’ of Horsley. In addition to this letter the published transcript includes several household accounts dating from the 1710s and 1720s and an inventory of goods sold to pay debts.

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