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My Lord, Sr William Blackett was with me to desire me to give your Lordsp the satisfaction that the lead which my Lord Widdrington bought of him was imployed for the covering of the Holy island Fort, and that the King ordred the monyes to be payed me & I upon the request of my Lord Widdrington payed it to Mr Winlow a Marchant in Berwick who payed it to my Lord afterwards as he says I am Your Lordships most humble servt Dan Collingwood [annotated on verso:] Mr Daniell Collingwoods certificate to the right honourable the Earle of Ogle [annotated in another hand, possibly JEBlackett:] Danl Collingwood 1680
presumably dated before 25 Dec 1676, when Cavendish, until then the Earl of Ogle, succeeded his father William to become the 2nd Duke of Newcastle. Cavendish had informed Blackett on 20th March 1676 of his intention to inspect the Berwick garrison. Remedial work to the Holy Island fort might have followed that summer, so a tentative date of 1 Sept 1676 is proposed here. Collingwood (1634-81) was MP for Berwick from 1665 and then for Morpeth in 1679. He was governor of Holy Island from 1672.