Letter – Joseph Rushowrth to William Blackett – 19 Oct 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Oct 1676
Correspondent: Joseph Rushowrth
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 193
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      I received yr letter with the Bill of Exchange wch yesterday I showed to Vincent Delebar upon the Exchange, who bid me come when I would for it. You doe heape kindnesses upon mee by soe good a returne to the damage of yourselfe, notwithstanding all the Kindnesses I did for Mark Milbanke in his great trouble about false Bills of Exchange I am sure he would not have done it without paying the uttermost penny. I long to heare what you have done upon the Letter from Mr Sheldrake and my Selfe whether the other Comission for Cary did consent to be present at taking your plea if not wee can renew it, or whether let it alone, till you come up and put your answer in here

      The only newes upon the Exchange yesterday was the Revolt (as it is called or Virginia, the people have chosen Baron for their Generall and have given him power to Comitt Sr Henry Cherkley and divers others by name to prison as abusers of the King and Government and persons minding their owne ends to the oppression of the people, Drums are beating up every day for volunteers to goe to Virginia but this will be a <Norbe> of time And it is said at Court that the Earle of Carlisel shall goe upon this expedition but with a further Title of Viceroy to all the plantations in America but keep that private to yr selfe

      The King comes home this night and hath sent before to have a Speciall Councill Somones to meet tomorrow being Friday at Whitehall. Sir John Otway told me yesterday that Mr Ralph Grey is chosen Mayor of Newcastle. If I had known it sooner I would have let him know I am his and the Townes Servt on all occasions but excuse me for present unto him until I make it my Selfe

October 19th 1676
unsigned but in Rushworth’s hand (or his clerk’s), and similar in context and content to others from him in the same collection

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