John Ogilvy of Balfour to James Rattray of Craighall, Blakstoun, 1674 September 9
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Would Rattray please ask his uncle to get his sister [Ogilvy's wife] to restore to him the bonds granted to him by James Arbuthnot of Blakstoun. He and Blakstoun are closing accounts, and he needs the bonds or a note of their contents. This would not be so difficult, but "it was not my intentione (when that lady was pleasd to separat her selfe from me, to have kept such ane distance wt her, till I found my name to be odious yea most ridiculous to her which those ignominious calumnies nou publickly knoune to all doeth well testifie.)" She should be in sackcloth and ashes rather than going round contracting debts. She will not even hand over sufficient bedclothes or clothes for her children.
- 1674 September 9
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