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Madam London the 3d of Janry 1723 O.S. I haue the honour of yo'r La'pps Abstract w'th Sr: John's Letter of the 29th, and will not faile to observe all ord'rs & direcions, & assoone as possible will examine particulars : but as to the I'robat & enrollment of Wills, itt is not required in our case ; only reall Estates Devised by Will, there indeed the Lands Shall not pass without itt. & this is by the explanatory Act to that of the Registring Act in 1717 w'ch is Mr: Pigot's opinion alfo, So your La'pp may depend upon itt, that wee haue no occasion to do any thing of that kinde. as to CR: or any other matter nothing can be done as yett, but in Some Short time I hope Something may be done, before I pay the Glasier menconed I humbly desire to know his name if itt be Scriven whose debt is ab't 80 his case is hard never haveing rec'd one peny of my Lords money in his life time, he has often made complaints to me, & I believe my late Deare Lady did intend him ye first paym't of my late Lords debts, there is a bond my late Lady gave Mr Eyre for 1000, of w'ch I p'd 300 in part by her La'pp's direccon. I finde if the rem'dr of the principell could be p'd w'th the interest, itt would do him avery great kindness, att this time, being much press'd (as he tells me) for moneyes due from his late Brother. I hope your La'pp, Sr: John and all your deare family are in perfect health, wishing many happy new Yeares, and am w'th intire Duty & Submifsion Madam Yo'r La'pps most faithfull & most obed't Servant Hen: Rodbourne. On Tuesday next the Duke of Norfolkes Brother Mr Phill: Howard is to be married to Mr: Stonors eldest Daughter. I haue returned 50 to Mr Farelly att ... 1590 Liv'es tournois. As soone as I can putt acco'ts &c: into a little ord'r I intend an Abstract of all moneyes, Since my last, to the time of my late Lady's Decease, and alfo Since that time upon Sr: John's acco't as Guardian to my Young Lord. Mr: Errington hath lately paid the Merchants 2000 att Newcastle to be returned as oppertunity offers. Itt often fretts me to thinke I had not a power to haue purchased the Anuity & the Reversion, next tuesday ye 7th inst: is the last day the Comm'rs Sitt as a Boarde, So I am in a hurry to gett our Report, then they breake up their housekeeping 1 hope forever. For The Hono'rble the Lady Webb att Brussells
PSAN 3rd ser, Vol 7, (1915-6), pp.94-5.