Letter – John Rushworth to William Blackett – 8 Jul 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jul 1676
Correspondent: John Rushworth
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 193
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      I received your letter by this Post with a Bill of Exchange for £20 which I gave to Mr Sheldrake to demand money when payable and to reimburse himselfe what was layed out for the Capp of Maintenance as also what he hath disbursed upon your account in the Exchange of which he will send you a Bill very speedily.

	There was a man taken the other day with a Fire brand in his hand kindling hay & straw to set Hogsden near <name/nare/Ware> on Fire he confessed he had 30s given him to doe it & this much doth Sr John Monson Certify. There is no forraign newes, The Court will keep at Whitehall all this summer. I am going to the Assizes in Essex but will be back again this week

      I am Sr yr humble servant

		Jo Rushworth

July 8th 1676

I will send the Acquittances by mr Lambton to Durham Assizes.  Appoit some body to call to him for a letter directed to yorselfe 

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

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