Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Blackett – 13 Oct 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Oct 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Broth[er] Edw[ard]:     Ditto [Newcastle 13 October 1676]

      I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 9th present w[hi]ch I read to some of yo[u]r Freinds; who made a little wonder of the mindfullnesse of yo[u]r promisse w[hi]ch thing they said was nott very usuall for you to doe therefore the greater reason has my little Rogue and I to acknowledge the same ~

      I thanke my Lady yorke heartily for her kindnesse whose Counsell I will follow about the Mantigowne; make yo[u]r Capons Ready for as you have promised mee them you may bee certayne I will nott lett you forgett to send for them upon w[hi]ch I doe relye ~

      My Father is very well God be thanked and att present hee is att his Leed Mines from whence wee thinke hee will returne this night; noe newes here; onely a warr w[i]th France is very much feared I am

1. A mantua (‘mantigowne?’) is an article of women's clothing worn in the late 17th century and 18th century [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantua_(clothing)].

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