Letter – William Creagh to Francis Radcliffe – 6 Jul 1693

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jul 1693
Correspondent: William Creagh
Recipient: Francis Radcliffe
Archive Source: AE misc letters
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May it please your Lordshipp

I make bold to give your Lordshipp the Trouble of these Lynes, Rather then be so Rude as to silence the Least of your Favours, and most particullarly your Lordhsipps Extraordinary kind Rememberance, by your Fine present of Fowle, which I have now Received, att the consumation of which, I do assure your Lordshipp, your Lordshipps health shall be dranck over, and over, And were it in my Power to make a more Suitable returne, no time should be Lost In the execution, But I hope your Lpp. [Lordship] with all your Noble Family, and my Selfe, may Live to see Better Times, which may capacitate me to Renew my acknowledgments, By some small Novelties from the other side of the water, . This hopes, and the continuance of your Lordshipps Freindshipp, which (by the grace of God) I shall never forfeit, are amongst the greatest Comforts which Cheareth up and upholds the Thoughts of 

May it please your Lordshipp 

Your Lordshipps ever oblidged and most faithfull humble servant

William Creagh

Newcastle, the 6th Jully 1693

[on verso:] Found at Dilston in the cellar Given to Mrs Beaumont by Mr Walton at Newcastle July 1800
The date and it being found at Dilston indicates this was addressed to Francis Radcliffe, 1st earl of Derwentwater. Creagh was a Catholic merchant in Newcastle

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