MRP: 11th December 1662, Letter from Randall Taylor to Sir GO, Raire

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11th December 1662, Letter from Randall Taylor to Sir GO, Raire

BL, Add. MS. XX, XXX, ff. 14-15

Editorial history

23/10/10, CSG: Completed transcription
18/12/11, CSG: Page created

Abstract & context

Suggested links

See 24th October 1662, Letter from Randall Taylor to Sir GO, Raire
See 12th December 1662, Letter from Randall Taylor to Sir GO, Raire
See 16th March 1662/63, Letter from John Taylor to Sir GO, London
See 29th January 1665/66, Letter from Randall Taylor to Sir GO

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[BL, Add. MS. XX, XXX, ff. 14-15]

[p. 14]

Right Worp:ll

I have recd yo:r Courteous lines of y:e 15:th Novemb:r together w:th y:e Enclosed, w:ch I showed to my ffellow sufferers who w:th my selfe remaine very senciable of yo:r Worp:s Geat Civility & goodnesse towards us, w:ch w:th y:e addition made thereto in yo:r ?premencopns & what all my frends advise mee yo:r Worp:e is pleased to discourse daily in my behalfe, have layed an Obligation up mee greater than I shall ever bee able sufficiently to manifest my Gratitude for, But upon all occasions I shall bee ready to acknowledge the same, w:th XX soo Noble a minde I know is pte satisfaction

I render yo:r Worp:e my hearty thankes for yo:r promised assitance to recover M:r Nowells debt for mee & I impute y:e hopes you give mee for my sallary due from y.e Sm:a Merch:t &c. ?Stock to bee pocured by yo:r worp:s endeavo:es in my behalfe, which is an other addition to my obligations

I am sorry M:r fforsters[1] debt is thought soo desperate & am assured

[p. 15]

Assured yo:r Worp:e will doo what you Cann for mee, But if nothing cann bee gott I must rest Contented.

I Doubt not at our meeteing to give yo:r Worp:e &c:a suffici:t satisfaction for y:e reasonable nesse of demanding our Losses in the late misfortune, from y:e King of Decan in y:e meane tyme omitt to say anything more thereof.

As to y:e Demur for payment of our part sallary (for,erly desired) intill our answer to yo:r Grall lre arrived I am well satisfyed w:th & doubt not but have given such sufficient solutions to those mallitious aspertions of y:t worldly saint (as his Master was termed) Andrewes y:t not onely your Worp:e Etc:a but alsoe y:e honourable Comp:a will bee thoroughly satisfied of o:r ignorance & therefore doubt not but at y:e arrivall of said vindication our former desires will bee Complyed w:th w:ch I desire not more for my owne Convenyence than y:t of my fellow spllicators ?howxxx I returne your worp:a my most hearty thankes for yo:r oblidgeing ??presser to Creditt mee w:th y:e like summ If my occasions should require y:e same.

Yo:r Worp:e haveing oblidged us to render an acco:t of w:t wee know of M:r Andrewes past actions, wee have hartily (or ?hastily) Collected w:t wee can certainely subscribe to at pres:t But I could have wished it might have beene omitted untill my Being at liberty, for y:t then should have beene better able to have pformed a worke of this nature, than now can bee expected; you see S:r by w:t wee have say:d & all men have related how base hee hath beene towards us & how Conformable his past actions have beene to w:t hee hath wrott y.e Comp:a w:ch hath beene agreeable to his ?discourse [worm hole through word] to yo:r Saint Like, Like those Rogues in England who have ?God [worm hole through word] & religion in theire mouthes but y:e Deivell in theire hearts; but least his should savor of partiallity, please to Consider of y:t unchristianlike expresssion of his, y:t wee should all rest in prison before hee would endeavour to freee us, w:ch I heare hee denyes, but I have too good an Authority for my haveing Charged him there w:th viz: y:e advice of my Good ffreind M:r Strz. Master,[2] to doubt of y:e validitie thereof; as to y:e ?amo:tt of w:t M:r Revington[3] Charged him w:th to y:e Comp:a I know nothing more thereof than if it might bee made up w:th some of those pticulers, Contain:d in o:r Articles now sent, w:ch I hope will not bee of lesse force against him for M:r Lambtons[4] being by á kinde of necessity engag:d w:th him in some of y:m. S:r your will reade in o:r Generall y:d Inconvenyencies wee are subject to for matter of writeing, & hope yo:u will pardon w:t found amiss therein w:ch is all ?hand to trouble you w:th at pres:t soo Close this w:th earnest prayers for yo:r health & prosperity, & shall ever remaine

Rig:t Worp:ll
Yo:r Worp:s most ffaithfull & humble ser:ts
Rand:o Taylor

Raire y:e 11th Decembr: 1662
M:r fferand[5] presents his service to yo:r worp:s


  1. Matt fforster, deceased. See XXXX
  2. Streynsham Master
  3. ?Henry Revington
  4. John Lambtont
  5. Mr. fferand was XXXX. See Missing faces