Letter – Thomas Norton to William Blackett – 11 May 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 May 1676
Correspondent: Thomas Norton
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 193
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Hond Sr

      I am <Cranle> thither to master the best Fist ever I can to my dear Child when I see her I must <spend> all my earthly treasure – in our bottoms floating on the waters not all pray the <…> the praises for her, & advise to us all: the doctor has done what they can & advise us Southward into a warmer ayre, which her husband not onely allowes but a most passionately sealous to submit to anything that may Conduce to her Recovery. I confesse I am willing & her discomposure has too great an influence on my <soule> (for any greife adds to the distemper) that I have bene as you left me now 13 weekes.

      I had fully purposed to have waited on you & yr lady err this & have pd of the sone part of my engagement for what I beg yr pardon & am forcd to pray the addition of <£10> what I lost & will secure you. Both principall & interest for I am resolved to accompany her; when <sacred> God’s providence shall desert us & supply her with all either my reputation or interest have proven I like the serv.t I <p..ile> you of  - <why find I Converse yue> wth my best <services> to yu.self good Lady & all <…  ….>

      Yr most obliged bro, Faithfull servt

      	Thos Norton

Yorke May 11 76

If yr convenience pledge to supply me it would add to the favour to returne it eyther to me Henry Collyson shoomaker in Fosgate Yorke or Capt Crofte at Appleton near Cattricke

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