Letter – Henry Cavendish to William Blackett – 6 Jun 1671

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jun 1671
Correspondent: Henry Cavendish
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 193
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I receved yours of the 2d yesterday, and since the disorder that happened wth you at Newcastle I have named you twice in my letters to Winsor as one of the best servts his Majte hath at Newcastle; I am soe obedient to Orders I sent you that I receved from Court after you had suppressed the Mutiny, there is noe harme in being formall in obedience. I writ to the Major and you all yesterday and sent to Mr secretary Trevor. All my Childeren that are here wth me in the House hath and have had the small pox wth in these two months and my second daughter is now very full of them. I will see Sr Francis Cobb to thanke him for his Visits and will tell him the prudence and Constancy of you all, you know best your buseness I know I wil ever be your faithfull servt; I shall stay these three weekes or month in Towne my Childeren will not be able to Travell till then; I am most affectionately

Your most faithfull servt


London June the 6th (71)
Cavendish (1630-91) was Earl Ogle and Viscount Mansfield until he succeeded his father as the Duke of Newcastle in 1676. He was Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland and charged by the King with arranging to have the keelmans’ strike put down in 1671

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