Letter – Edward Blackett to William Blackett – 22 Jun 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Jun 1676
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 193
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Tuesday last I was with Mr.Norton and tendred him the forty pounds which he was very willing and ready to receave, but when I produced the bond he absolutely refused to seale it not that he denyed any part of the debt but alleged an Inability to pay it In <so> short a time as a twelve month, and added further that he should not in the least doubt of your Civility in case he should not bee in a Capacity to observe the time, but (being all men are mortall) and in case itt should fall into other hands, he knew not how sever they might be upon him <his> request is that you would please to give him 3 yeares time for the paymt and he would give you good security, and pay Consideration for the time he should keep itt. Wednesday next I am to meet him against wch time I desire to know what you please to have done in itt. If you please I shall take bond for the moneys he hath already, and bring the £40 backe. Att my Comeing to Newcastle Mrs Norton is att Rippon, placed in a gentlewomans house; to her owne Content and satisfaction with my dayly prayers for your health and happiness I am 

      Sr your must Dutifull Sonn

      Edward Blackett

June the 22 76

Sr William Blackett Baronet These / Newcastle

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