Letter – Edward Blackett to William Shaw – 13 Mar 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Mar 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Shaw
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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Mr. Shaw							13 March 1713/4

      Sr. though I have not the good fortune to be known to you, yet I am Sure you can be no Stranger to my name, I have lately lade a bill in Chancery against Sr. Jno. Delavall so am obliged to prove Settlemt. of Sr R. Dela[vall] upon my late D[ea]r. Wifes marriage, there is onely one of the witnesses living, wch is yr. neighbour Mr. Hugh Johnson, I have a Suppena out of Chancery to Serve upon him to appear at York the first of April, I must send a Servt. purposely over to Serve it, but in case he pretend to be out of health, I must be at the trouble & charge of adjourning the commission to his house, who I perceive by Capt. Millington that he lives at Warrington, so I desire that you will do me the favr. to acqt. him wth. it, that I shall Send a Servt. very shortly to Serve him wth. a Suppena, & that if be any thing out of health, that I will Send my Charriot to meet him a <yellond> & so bring him to York pray use yr. intrest wth. him, that. he will come to York, & Shall either send my chariot or a Servt. yellond to attend upon him to York wch. he pleases.   

      I hope my Ld. Warrington is acqted. with him Shall write his Lordship this post to the Same purpose, for it would be a great charge to adjourn the commiss. to Warrington, pray answer this letter by the very first post & you will very much oblige 

      Sr. yr. assured Friend & Serevt.

p Ferry bridge


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