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May it please your Ladyshipe. Capheaton 7ber 16: 1722. I haue Receiued your letter of this Same dayes date foraigne Style, and obserues what your Ladyshipe writes me, that there is as mr. Radburne writes your Ladyshipe, in mr. ffenwick and waters hands of the money I paid them a 1131£ : 03s. : 04 ½ d. which I much admire att, for they promised me before this time they would Returne it all to mr. Radburne. I shall write them to Return him 350£ with all speed as your Ladyshipe orders, and to Returne the Remainder as Soon as poseable, I am very much Surprised that mr. Radburne should pay mr. wright 78£ 3s. : 4 ½d for Returnes,and neuer writt me one line abopte it, which is 37£ 2s. 6d. more then the Returneing of the money woud haue come to Since I paid them for Returns, which was the 9: of January 1720, wden I paid them 89£ : 10s. : OOd. att 10s pr Cent, and what I haue paid them Since that time the Returneing of it (if it were all Returnd comes but to 41£ being 8200£ at 10s. pr hundred, comes but to 41£, but I thinke it must be some mistake that the 78£ 2s. : 6d. paid mr. Wright, must be vpon Some other account, for I cann assure your Ladyshipe I was Resolued to pay them nothing for aduance of theire bills sent to mr. Radburne, Except your Ladyshipe had orderd it, I obserue what your Ladyshipe writes Concerning my accounts, I am sorry I cannot please your Ladyshipe and mr. Radburne aboute them, but especially that Gentleman, I wish your Ladyshipe woud write him to send me a methode in what way he would haue them done and I shall obserue it, and if your Ladyshipe haue any body that you shall thinke more proper then I am to Recomend or oblidge, I shall quitt when euer your Ladyshipe pleases, this is the Third yeare Since I came downc and has been Concernd, vizt, 1720 : 1721 : and 1722:, but this yeare will not End till penticost next 1723, and by that time the Rents due last penticost and next martinmas will be Receiued, and what arreares has and will be due in the said three yeares shall at penticost next, be giuen an account of, and alsoe the Taxes, and the Rentalls for the said three yeares Shall be Trans Scribed and Sent your Ladyshipe, I haue noe body to write or assist me in Trans Seribeing any bookes or Rentalls, but what I doe my Selfe, I would your Ladyshipe would write to mr. Busby to assist in that matter, I vnderstood when your Ladyshipe sent him downe it was vpon that account he came to assist me, but I begg your Ladyshipe will write him in a calme way and take noe notice to him that I desired it, I am very much oblidged to your Ladyshipe for theConcerne you haue for my health, I thankeGod I haue my health Indifferently well wee haue had a very wett Sumer and a very Indifferent hay haruest and a Corne haruest, and a great Many people has been much afflicted with agues, your Ladyshipe may be assured I shall doe all that is in my power to Serue your Ladyshipe and familly, and be very faithfull Just and honest to it, and if theire be any body that Represents me otherwise, they doe me Injustice, and pray god forgiue them, I am very glad to heare your Ladyshipe and familly are all well, and I hartily wish a long continueance of it, all this famally are well, and giues there humble Seruice to your Ladyshipe and familly, your Ladyshipe Sayes nothing in your letter to me Concerneing the Repaireing Dilston mill Dam, I supose your Ladyshipe may haue giuen mr. Busby orders about that matter, I told him aboute mr. Simpson in morpeth Gaol in this County, but what he has done in that affaire I know not, I haue not more to add at prsent, but to assure your Ladyshipe, that I am. yor: Ladyshipes most obedient humble Seruant, Tho: Errington.
PSAN 3rd ser, Vol 7, (1915-6), pp.68-9