Letter – Mary Rogers to William Blackett – 20 Jun 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Jun 1676
Correspondent: Mary Rogers
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 193
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I received yours the 16 present which brought the happi tideings of all  your healths; I bless  God wee all injoy the same merci; your gownes I indevered to buy them as good as I coulde for the price you mentiond; and shall take care to send them sume time this week; I have exceaded your  price in the two gownes but 8 shilings w:ch; I hope you will pardon; Sir you are pleased to devert yourself in telling mee I complement w:ch is that perfection I coulde never attain the least knowledge of; as I not being gilti of that extravagance I hope I nead not fear A pardon; therfor not having practiss I hope you have forgotten to Nipp: and will att our returne be favourable to mee as I am A Stranger now; My Sister presents her duti unto you & my Mother my duti to my Moth:r and Honour me with the exceptanc[e] of the same to yourself from; Sir, your most dutifull daughter,

      Mary Rogers

London June the 20 dy 1676   

[on verso:] Sir Willm Blackett Baronet in Newcastle upon tine

[annotated in another hand:] Mary Rogers 1676

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