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Honored Sir Ditto [Newcastle February 20th 1676/7] I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 15th present the contents of the former part thereof have Intimated to my Cousen Greene who thankes you heartily for yo[u]r greate kindness; and sayth if ever any oppertunity fallout; wherein hee may bee able and thought worthy To serve you; you shall see how ready hee will bee To make you a retaliation In some measure Upon thursday morninge I intende God willinge for the pay and by Saturday Post may expect as full an account as I cann learne of occurrances there Inclosed you have a note of w[ha]t Mr Blaney dyed realy Indebted to the Goaler you are very much desired to sland his friend; and amongst the rest by my selfe wee doe wholy referr itt to you and w[ha]t ever you doe itt will bee satisfactory; his Sister att Ravensworth tooke care of and was att the Charge of his buriall w[hi]ch was as followeth vizt For the Churches dewes £=:13:4 for a Coffin £=: 6:6 for other Small Charges £=: 4:6 <.toe> very Greate Costly buriall £1: 4:4 you certaynely know hee is owinge more money In Towne and that to severall; In whose behalfe I shall nott say a word; onely for one poor Widdow; who dweles next doore to the Goaleres house of whome hee tooke up att severall times 20S worth of pure thankes; w[hi]ch pray take Into yo[u]r Serious Consideration; my Wife God be thanked is pretty well who desires to have her duty remembered unto you pray present my service to all Friends Especially my Lady w[i]th my duty to yo[u]r selfe prayinge for yo[u]r health and happiness and earnestly craveinge yo[u]r blessing I remayne as In duty bound MB: Tho: Sherrwood is dead and is to be buried this day.
1. Sir William, MB's father. 2. Edward Greene asked MB in an earlier letter to ask Sir William about a share in a boat.