Letter – Thomas Norton to William Blackett – 22 Jun 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Jun 1676
Correspondent: Thomas Norton
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 193
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Hond Sr,

	On Tuesday last I was wth yr sonn <ne> who tould me he had £40 for me provided I would seale a bond for the payment of that & the other £160 <.. in a ….> I must say this motion was Raesonable & Civill & I <.. ….> I could not in that time I movd him to pray you for an addition two <sone> years for interst

      I had lately 2 children both now together in Glory & if God had been pleasd to spare me either I would have worne <coors> cloathes & drunke smalle beare err I would sould an Acre of Land, but now will sell £100 & better p. ann (my wife being not onely willing but desirous to <joine wth> me) & pray <bing> it for you shall have it a fayre <p emy worth> tis entire & <n can> a moyty life free & most of the money you may pay att <… Ley farr> & then yr debt is secure, & I can make it appear the lands improveable & God will sell it I will. 

      I sadly know the young & healthfull dies & if I were <farr of yr owne  setr> I should not give yew the trouble. Notwithstanding what security you expect you shall have; let happen what will to me for all gratitude & honour & respect is justly due to you from 

      Sr yr most disconsolate Br & servt

      	Tho Norton

June 22 76

Be pleasd to speak me in humble serv. To yr Lady & all yrs

I beg of yew to remember to promise not to <decree> against me unheard for I will ever study to preserve that fayr opinion, I pray God give you perseverance which is (the Goulden Glasse) that joines Grace and Glory together

The land lies wth in 2 miles of <Allerton/Allenton> call Mossey & <Scoretenn/Sweeten> Sike

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