Letter – William Wentworth to Matthew Wentworth – 12 Jul 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Jul 1674
Correspondent: William Wentworth
Recipient: Matthew Wentworth
Archive Source: AE misc letters
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      W.W. 12 July 1674

Good Cozen 

      I find by lettr received yesterday from Irland that there is extraordinary great occasion for my sending thither wth the utmost speed I can & all I can for the <presem doe it falls> out to make use of kindnesse you offerd mee here the other day of goeing presently to bring mee a full account of all my concerns there. I therefore desire you will imediately by return of this footeman send mee word the very time you can be ready that I may know it before I send away my letter this post, & I heartily wishe you could come for mee upon Munday or Teusday next & be ready to goe straight away the next day or day after. You will not need to be much longer I suppose stayd in Irland than yourselfe imagind, unlessse it be for your owne service as well as mine, w[hi]ch according to my power you shall always find in my aime as well as my owne – my affectionate service to Sir Thomas & my Lady Wentworth, so in hast I rest 

Good Cozen

      Your affectionate Faithfull Cozen & Servant


[on cover:] For Mr Mathew Wentworth at Bretton

[annotated in a different, later hand:] lre for comeing to Ireland
Wm Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse was the 2nd Earl Strafford

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