Letter – John Rushworth to William Blackett – 28 Oct 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Oct 1676
Correspondent: John Rushworth
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 193
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These are only to acquaint you that yesterday Mr Sheldrake went to Fleete Bridge, and went with your friend to a Master of Chancery and got him sworne, whereupon the Comission and your Demurrer was delivered into <Cort> So now it lyes upon your Adversaries part to bring it onto be Argued in Court whether your Demurrer ought not to hold, and so stop his Proceedings; if he thinks fit to sturr further herein, we shall match him as a Catt doth a mouse, and doubt not but to intrapp him in his vaxasious suite, this inclosed is all that I can send you of news & Rest

Yr very Humble Servt

Jo Rushworth

October 28th 1676

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

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