Letter – John Rushworth to William Blackett – 8 Feb 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Feb 1676
Correspondent: John Rushworth
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 193
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      London Feb 8th 1675

      Yesterday wee did expect a full relation of the Ingagement at Sea between the Dutch and the French but the post that came to Court on Sunday brought noe Confirmation of that Ingagement but divers of our Merchants have letters from severall Ports in Italy confirming the Victory over the French now doubt but by the next post you will have the particulars.

      The 17th of this month if the Dutchess of Clevelands appointment hold she begins her journey for France with two of the little ones and a Rich Guilded Coach.

      The Report that went through Westminster Hall this Term that the Lord Cheife Justice Hales would lay down his Comission, was not at First given credit into but it is too true he having declared to his Friends that being unhealthful in his body he cannot goe the Circuitt nor attend the business of the Court. This hath been communicated to the King in order to the procuring of a writ of ease for him but the King answered he will not part with him and that he will appoint some other to goe the Circuit to give him ease but last night I was told his Resolution holds to give up. There is great Lamentation in mens thoughts to part with soe worthy a man. 

      I am sr yr most humble Servt

      	Jo Rushworth

Received 20th

To the printer in all                                     4 00 00

To the engraver of the mapp                               5 00 00

To clerks for writeing as by perticulars                  2 17 00

To the rolling press for the mapp                           10 06

To porters to carry 60 letters from J.R. to Embers 

  Lodge <ings> in London, Westminster                        7 00

For a reame of paper for them & for written Cases

  Before the P[ar]lam[en] <satl>                             6 00

To Cooper the Dorre keeper to deliver paper                  5 00

To two men more 2 00

For a Treate att the Legg Sr Jo Knight &c                   13 08

One more there wh S.R.S                                      2 06

To porters to goe to the Rolling presse till 12 at 

  Night & to bring proofs from both presses                  5 06

Expended at 11 att night & on the morning 

  to entitula cases                                          4 08

                                                         14 13 10

Disbursed my selfe for Coache hire & by often goeing 

  By water to members, to the printers & on other 

  Occasions touching this business in P.lm.t &  wth 

  Some small expenses                                     2 16 10

                                                         17 10 00

[in another hand, probably Wm Blacketts:]

Left in Mr Rushworths hands for a Cap of Maintenance      2 10 00

For small disbursements after this note recd                16 00

                                                         20 16 00

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

[annotated, possibly in W Blackett’s hand:] Mr Jno Rishworth’s letters in anno 1676

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