Letter – Thomas Norton to William Blackett – 21 Nov 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Nov 1676
Correspondent: Thomas Norton
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 193
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Hond Sr,

      I recevd yrs & for the statue upon my Honour & <Allegiance> (either of which I desire not to survive) I neyther have it or knows where tis for these foule & <fashe> Calamnies of my true king wll now Sr Ed Anderson, if I either saw him writt to him, & sent him any messages this 18 monthes I will forfeit my reputation to shame & my life to Justice & notwithstanding yr 2 last letters, if I either can retrieve it or draw after it you shall be my first Confessor <further> I declare I rightly owe you all service obedience & must Fall short too of yr unspeakable endearments to me, & my dearest in Heaven which thank the great God may supply, <Full …> be the dayly devotions of 

      Sr yr disconsolate Bro & Faithfull humble servt

      	Tho Norton


No 21th 76

Pray <spl..> me an humble servc to yr <….> Lady & all yrs


      I deliver the statue to my dear molly by her husbands order & somewhere has a note under <his> hand for its receipt, I long above all things to see you that I may pay you what I am able for the present & to assure you I have secrud you the rest

      I am now fast nayld wone with the Gowte but in yr journey to London will (by Gods assistance) wait you where you please to command me. <in the interim> pray now & then favour me wth line for tis I confess pleasing to me. I had almost <sd> a Cordiall

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