Letter – John Rushworth to William Blackett – 17 Jun 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Jun 1676
Correspondent: John Rushworth
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 193
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I received your large letter which I leave Mr Sheldrake to Answer who likewise writes this letter for mee. Who although he formerly gave you an Account what the Capp of maintenance came to does now give you another Account of the same as alsoe the disbursements in your owne concernes but he must hereafter Add some further disbursements because wee have had a Motion in Court as to your busenesse to prevent Cary dismissing his owne bill and at the next Seale wee must defend the same Motion which Motion he makes out of craft & knavery that by the dismission of this said Bill hee many bee at liberty to proceed in the Chancery but by your sending up the subpoena soe seasonably wee doe not doubt but to satisfie the Court of Exchequer what a troublesome fellow hee is and therefore not to be countenance to dismiss his Bill here to be at liberty to vex you else where wee have given the Subpena to an honest and able Clerk in Chancery who hath searched if Carye’s Bill were filed agt you in order to have taken a coppie of it that when wee came to show cause in the Exchequer wee might have trumped Up his owne bill agt him to let the Court see that his bill in Chancery was for the same matter for which the Court of Exchequer would yield him noe reliefe if it comes in in time wee shall watch and get it. If it does not wee will make the best defence wee can in it wee hope wee shall cheque him in his Motion till when excuse the last of

Sr your very humble servant

Jo Rushworth

London June 17th 1676

The last night Sr Sam Bernardiston did declare that he would Arreigne the Judgment of the Major Voice of Judge in Parliament when they meet who have understood the Judgmt he obtained agt the Sheriffe of Suffolk

Charges for the Cappe of maintenance

£ s d

To the sword Bearers man to view the cappe          0 01 00

  Of maintenance in London

Pd the furrier                                      4 10 00

For the stringes & tassels                          2 00 00

For the making for the velvet and lining            1  3 00

For a box to put it in                                 1  6

For contingent charges for letters porters &c          5  6

                                                    8  1 00

Cary con Blackett in <Scattar> at the arguing the demurrer

To Mr Sawyer then                                   1 00 00

To Mr Ward then                                     1 00 00

For briefes then & two fair copies                    10 00

Waterage twice to Westm.                               1 00

For Entring the order then                             3 06

Pd for the coppie                                      1 03

To Mr Sawyer attending the second time              1 00 00

                                                    3 15 09

[on cover:] to the Hon.ble Sr William Blackett Bart at his house in Newcastle

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