Autograph Letter Signed ('Whit: Bulstrode') from Whitelocke Bulstrode in London to his son Richard Bulstrode in Littleton, Middlesex,

Whitelocke Bulstrode (1652-1724), alchemist, religious writer, Whig lawyer and administrator, anti-Jacobite author under the pseudonym 'Philalethes' [his son Richard Bulstrode]
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'Hatton Garden Monday Night | 16 Nov 1724'. London; 16 November 1724.
SKU: 13145

1p., 4to. 22 lines of text. Bifolium, addressed on reverse of second leaf: 'To Richard Bulstrode Esqr at Littelton near Sunbury in Midd[lese]x'. In good condition, on aged paper. Addressed to 'My dear Son' from 'Yr most affectionate Father | Whit: Bulstrode'. Bulstrode writes that, on his 'comeing to Towne', he 'met wth a letter from one Mr James Norris, who writes himself Auditor, &, it is fro ye Chapr at Canterbury', sending for the rent 'Due last month'. In his letter Norris 'takes Notice of ye four years being Expired [...] & adds, yt he supposes ye Deane & Chapr will not give me any Occasion to complaine of ye Four'. Bulstrode tells his son that in his reply to Norris he has 'sent him Word, yt I had given you my Vaux Hall Estate, as part of ye portion, in Marriage; & yt as for ye Rent, you would take Care to pay it, as Directed, If not, I would lay it downe for you; And as for ye Tithe, I thought I had much cause to complaine of it, being half as much more, as usual to be paid; & therefore hop'd it will be easier which Time, yt I may be in chan with the Corporations; wherefore I desired to know wt ye Time is yt I may send you word thereof, so yt you may Act, according to ye Goodness of ye Chapter'. He concludes: 'Whether this will procure you some abatem[en]t, I know not'.