Letter – John Rushworth to William Blackett – 22 Jun 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Jun 1676
Correspondent: John Rushworth
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 193
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Mr Sheldrake and myselfe have narrowly watch’t yor Adversary who had thought by his cunning to have surprized you so wee entertained one in Chancery office to appeare for you according as we should advise he entered noe appearance upon the Book but was ready to appeare to prevent an Attachment and now there is not Bill come in, whereby you may have cost against him, this was his deisgne to get the Bill dismissed wherein he was foyled at the first motion and I believe had before that time sent away the Subpenaes hoping to have effected his desire, and so to prefer a bew Bill in Chancery, against you, now if hee had filed hi Bill according to the return of the writ it would have appeared as wee presume to be the same matter as the Bill in the Exchequr and my reason is because the same partyes are Joyned with you in the writ, that wee partyes in the Excheqr whence it is to be presumed, that this Suite in Chancery is to the same purpose to tghat in the Exchequr, Soe wee shall get Mr Sawyer and Mr Ward to move the Barons for a positive order that this Bill should not be dismissed and give the Reasons for it, as are last above mentioned and then I doubt not but to obtain our desire. Noe newes but surveyor and Carpentr are att worke in Westminster Hall to erect a <Cor.t> for the Lo. High Steward

June 22 1676

Sr Wm Blackett

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

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