Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Blackett – 25 Apr 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Apr 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Brother                                        Newcastle Ap[r]ill 25th 1676

I Rec[eive]d yo[u]res of the 22d present In due time, and d[elivere]d your inclosed To Peter Bell, but hee can lett you have noe Bill; nor can I my selfe procure you one In Newcastle, but before you should be disappointed; I have here Inclosed sent you my owne Bill, w[hi]ch you need not question, but will bee complyed w[i]th all; after your Endorsm[en]t to the Partey who you would have to receive the money I never know Billes soe <Sarce> In all my life 2 p[er]0/00 [percent] is commonly given, I doe Swere I doe nott know that man to whome I would have given this Bill excepting my Father and yo[u]r selfe, and <can> nott procure Billes, I may thence Step over and give you a visitt shortly soe w[i]th my fondest to my sister I remayne MB:
unknown recipient. We cannot assume it was a Blackett, for his often refers to his brother-in-law Davison as brother. However, the reference to a bill paybel to Edward in the previous letter of the same date to Humphrey Willett suggests it was to brother Edward.

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