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Letter, circa 1688 January 30

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 6
Identifier: id94292

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January 30, 1688/9. Thomas Comber, York, England, to his wife [Thomas Comber, 1645-1699, Presentary 1677, Precenter 1683 of York, Dean of Durham 1691, author of pamphlets in favour of William III]. Informs his wife that he is disappointed that he must break his promise to her and will not come home before "Fryday" about two o'clock, because he is waiting for a letter, and if he leaves without it he will have to make another troublesome and inconvenient journey; assures her that the Dean of Rippon will be there Thursday and if the thing goes for him, the Dean will help him finish it, if it goes against him, he will have letters and will be at ease because he will know how it goes; perceives that Thursday night will bring the "great news," how the convention will follow the government; states that that was the subject of yesterday and Monday's debates, and longs to see how it is determined; states that the Princess of Orange is expected in England this week; mentions that there are forces marching through this town for Ireland where the papists are very strong; says that his Ld. of Darby (?) and Ld. Dunblain have both been ill; notes the good sermon given by Mr [Seamfinch?]; includes instructions for his uncle. 2 pp. ALS.


  • Creation: circa 1688 January 30


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From the Collection: 3.50 Linear Feet


From the File: English

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