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York 11 Feby. 1713/4 Sr. My father was at Bishopthorp this morning & the Servt. Told him that my Lord would be interred in the Minster on Monday next & not carryed to the Bishopthorp as was expected, by the City at York he desires you will Set up yr. horses in his Stable & also take a Lodgeing in his house, where you will be very welcome, if you have not already writ to yr. friend to move for a Commission to Examine witnesses, he desires you will let it alone till he discourses you about it, wth. all Services from hence to yr. Self & Family I am yr. assured Friend & Ser Pray give a line by the first that this came to yr. hand my father is very well assured there will be two Commissions one for Yorkshire & the other for Cheshire
Bishopthorpe is the residence of the Archbishop of York. Archbishop John Sharp died on 2nd Feb 1714. Letter assumed to have been written by son John.