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May it please your Ladyshipe. Capheaton July the 4: 1723. I haue wrtt foure letters to your Ladyshipe Since I haue had one from you, I haue not much at prsent to accquaint your Ladyshipe with, but here came a gentleman to me one mr. Clarke, and would haue had me to haue paid him forty Shillings and said it was by your Ladyshipe order, for his goeing into Aldston moore to doe what mr. Loraine did there, I told this mr. Clarke I had noe order from your Ladyshipe to pay this money, but would write to your Ladyshipe aboute it, and as Soon as I had your order I would Readily pay it him, he was very angary that I woud not pay him and Seemd, to be in a Hectoreing Humor, please to lett me know what I must doe in this matter, wee haue very dry droughty wether, all the meadows and the pastures are very much Burnt vp,and that Causes noe Sale for Catle or Sheep, and there has been two ffaires the one on whitson Eue, and the other on mid Sumer day both at Stagshaw banke two miles onely from Dilston, and euer Since I can Remember, I neuer See two worse faires, and the Complaints is as much in the South as in these parts, the Estates late Coll: Radclyffes is to be Sett vp to Sale by the Comissionrs of Inquirey the 9th Instant, Sr. John webb knowes it as alsoe mr. Rodbourne, and mr. Busby told me that your Ladyshipe alsoe knew it, Admarell Delaval was killed by a fall from his horse within Two Hundred yards of his owne house att Seaton delaval, the 22d of June last, he has left a very great Substance, he was neuer maryed, all this familly are very well and giues theire humble Seruice to your Ladyshipe and familly, and, I am, Yor Ladyships most obedient Seruant, Tho: Errington. A madame Madame La Countese de Darwentwater Dans La Rue Haute Proche de La Chapell a Bruxells pr ostend to a Londra pst. pd. 4d: to London.
PSAN 3rd ser, Vol 7, (1915-6), pp.72