Letter – Thomas Norton to William Blackett – 18 May 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 May 1676
Correspondent: Thomas Norton
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 193
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      You may justly clayme all our best services here & I know <wee> have soe much <Candour> & good nesse, as will be pleasing to <….> to know my dear molly is much Changd for the better & eats pretty well & sleepes better & a <…… ep..> most of her infirmities. I must thanke the Lords worke <If> the means were very ordinary; now then the noble favour of yr vigil which we must thinke surpasd the other great endearments; for all which we shall offer up Harty praiers for yr health & welfare, & tis all the returne we for the present can make & by the blessings of God you want noe other. I have recevd (& humbly thanke you) the £30 which (if my memory betray me not) makes £160 besides interst.

      I pray be pleasd to let me know if you have yet heard of yr son Willy; I <confesse his .> name. I was lately ill puzld w <pont advis> & God preserve the tow thats left. I must beg yr pardon for this ill scribble for I am spread over wth a leprosy of Goute. & yt praies for those relating to 

      Sr yr most affect B & obliged servt

      Tho Norton

Thursday in whitsunn weeke 76

Pray speake our humble services to yr lady & all yrs
Easter Sunday was March 26th, so Whitsun was 14th May, 7 weeks later, making the Thursday in ‘Whitsun week’ the 18th

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