Year

1670

Sender Place

Bolton, Lancashire, England

Receiver

Roger Longworth or Anthony Shaw

Receiver Place

Manchester, England

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date

1670-08-15

Document Type

Transcription

Country, State, Location 1

53.577694, -2.428887

Country, State, Location 2

53.480759, -2.242631

Keywords

James Harrison, Bolton, Anthony Shaw, Roger Longworth, Manchester, John Grindy, Quakers, Society of Friends, business, social network, Quaker business, shoemaker, theft, prison, imprisonment

Abstract

Letter dated August 15, 1670 (August 5, 1670 Old Style) from James Harrison to Roger Longworth or Anthony Shaw, his business partners. The letter details orders and deliveries of different shoes for different customers, order specifics, and customer names.

Transcription

R: [Roger Longworth] & [and] Anthony [Anthony Shaw]

After my love to you in ye [the] truth remembred [remembered] & [and] youer [your] fell

=ow [fellow] prisoners, These are to advise thee [you] Anthony [Anthony Shaw] to keep to the preson [prison]

thou [you] being called there unto & [and] for work thou [you] shall not lak [lack] I will

provid [provide] it for thee [you], for by coming or sending once a weeke [week] I can furn

=ish [furnish] thee [you], if I be not restrained of my liberty also: & [and] thou [you] should set

up these boots in ye [the] feete [feet] after thou [you] recive [receive] to com [come] back by

John Grindy if thou [you] can, for ye [the] boy must needs have them on the

3d [third] day next, soe [so] if thou [you] gitt [get] them not don [done] to com [come] by John [John Grindy], then you

must indever [endeavor] to send them on ye [the] second day by som [some] yt [that] come to the

markett [market], the mans [men’s] shoe is for Roland Bellas, he would not have

them to [too] very bigg [big], Rodge [Roger Longworth] thou [you] knowes [knows/know] wtt [what] will fitt [fit] him, ye [the] browne [brown]

shoes is [are] for ye [the] waiteing [waiting] maid at [Smedals] such as ye [the] other was & [and] the

black ons [ones] is [are] for widdow [widow] Risfinton daughter they must be wid: [wide?] on ye [the]

7s as those browne [brown] shoes yt [that] was made for bradshaw wife of bradsh

=aw [Bradshaw], I hope thou [you] may procure a block hamer [hammer] for somtime [sometimes] I thought

to acom [have come] my selfe [myself] but I think to goe [go] to warington [Warrington] to morrow [tomorrow] if ye [the]

lord will lett [let] me heare [hear] how you doe [do], My love is to you all & [and] I heare [hear]

yt [that] youer [your] parsecuters [persecutors] should acuse [accuse] som [some] of you, for stealling [stealing] a horse for

ought they knew, write to them & [and] [ink blot: bid] them prov [prove] it, or elce [else] they

wilbe [will be] proved to be slander [slanderers] & [and] falce [false] accusers & [and] [abusit?] [abused?] tearms [terms]

elce [else] they [jane?] [chain?] you, turn it back on them againe [again] & [and] lett [let] them beare [bear]

thier [their] owne [own] shame I think I have sent all yt [that] will neede [need] for ye [the] shoes

& [and] som [some] nessaryes [necessaries] elce [else] my wife [Ann Harrison] hath [has] sent you we are all pretty well

soe [so] reste [rest] your loveing [loving] friend

Ja: Harison [James Harrison]

Boulton ye [the] 5th of

ye [the] 6th mon: [month] 70 [1670]/

[page 2]

[In James Harrison’s hand, centered.]

To Rodger Longworth [Roger Longworth]

or Anthony Shaw

these in Manchester

Deliver

[In a more modern hand, along the right margin.]

James Harrison

Boulton

6 mo [month] 5. 1670.

to

Roger Longworth

and

Anthony Shaw.

HSP DAMS ID

15751

Language

english

Type

article

Type

article

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