Letter – Henry Rodbourne to Anne Webb – 3 Feb 1724

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Feb 1724
Correspondent: Henry Rodbourne
Recipient: Anne Webb
Archive Source: PSAN Misc Vols
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Madam 						London 3d of ffebruary 1723. 

I have the honour of yr La'pps of the 29 ultim' and also from Sr: John of the 9th inst N.S. & will take due care of the 100 bill when pr'sented, & in the interim attend yo'r La'pps further instructions as mcnconed in Sir John's last Letter. Wee are much Surprised att the miscarriage of the Box of writeings, Since they arrived Safe att Bridges as appeares by the inclosed from Mr Hunter to me ; and therefore if not arrived, 'twill be proper for Mrs Hill to enquire of Mr: Joseph Ververs att Brussells. in my former to Sr: John, I presumed to mencon the paym't of the two last bills of Exch'e, Mr: Lacey's bill & the 15, for putting out a boy apprentice, that I had reserved 15 for a Son of Mr Gough in the Country, whose name Mr: Webb believes Sr: John mistakes for Mr Corfe, who sent a letter to Brussells, w'ch wee both humbly desire may be explained. & that I haue p'd Mr: Webb the remaining 20 in full of interest due att Mich'mas last, & w'ch he said amounted to ab't 70 in his hands in Banke. if I might be permitted to recomend one whose Parents by great losses are become very poore, and the youth very deserveing, and an object of Charity, is willing to accept of any trade, who I dare undertake, will answer the intencon of yo'r bounty, when Sir John will be pleased to give orders for an enquiry. I shall accept itt as a bounty to my Selfe, and as itt's from a motive of Charity I hope to obteine Sr: John's & your La'pps pardon for this presumpcon, 'tho' att a time when I am very Sensible, both Sr: John & your La'pp are involved in a crowd of intricate business, in my former I also menconcd the pacquett of lace Safely delivered to Mrs: Talbots hand. and will not faile to pay Mr: Prichard's Note when due & place it to acco't as directed. That our good god will be pleased to preserve Sr: John your La'pp & clearest family in perfect health, is the daily prayer of 

	Yo'r La'pps most faithfull & most humble most obedient Serv't

			Hen: Rodbourne.

I have p'd the Glasier his bill Madam 81 : 7 : & enjoyned him Secrecy who presents his thanks for your goodness to him. I request this may present my most humble Duty to Sir John. 

For The Hono e the Lady Webb att Brusselles
PSAN 3rd ser, Vol 7, (1915-6), pp.96

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