Letter – Mary Yorke to William Blackett – 21 Nov 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Nov 1676
Correspondent: Mary Yorke
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 193
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Honrd Sir,

I suppose your sunn hath and will Aquent you howe all things At present stands Amongst us, and you will find what is one my part to doe is doun fit for sealing, depending upon you Sr for the performance and the Ackompleshment of all the Rest on you parts I onely ordred the Counsel to put in Another £1000 in Case of daughters and noe suns which I believe you will not be Aganst but Rather Ade more if there should be Above the number of 3 I imedgen les then £1000 a pese cannot be though on for them, all which I leve to your owen beter Considrashion, whom if it please God to Blis us with such Comforts will be as neare Related to as my selfe thay bearing your owen name, Langthorn and her porshan is likways settled, my Cosen desiring the statute migh be in his owen despose which I thought bur Reason he being so strictly tyed up in his other Estate, he is so ful of hast nowe upon his Jurney I have not sene the papor books but hopes you will be Carfull nothing be dune pregdishall to younger Children and all so Apoynt Sr John Huley or Any other heare to se me seal and then what Remanes is that you and I joyn in our prayers to Almigh God for his Blising upon all further prosedings in this Afare being in hast Sr

      Your reall and Humbel sarvent Mary Yorke

Nov the 21 76

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