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York 19 March 1713 My Lord I heartily congratulate yr. Ld.Ship upon yr decree you have got ag[ain]sts yr. Uncle, I wish yr Lordship the same Success in case he brings it in to the house of Lords Am Sorry to hear tht Mr. Hugh Johnson has broak his legg. Sr. Jno. would not joyne in the Commission being unwilling to bea at any charge [struck out: ‘knowing I could Easily prove what he insisted upon so <may> the opening the commission <&> Commissioners may adjourn the commission to for what time & place they please’] but is Resolved to put one to all the trouble & charge Imaginable, knowing I can onely come upon Seaton Lordship for the principal & Intrerest tht is due to me, wch will not answer the sume if it was sold, not by above a £1000 I give yr. Lordship many thanks for writeing into the Countrey, & wish it may onely be a report of Mr. Johnsons misfortune all this family are much yr. Ld.ships humble Servts. & I am yr. Lordships most faithfull & most obedient humbe. Servt.