Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Blackett – 6 Jan 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jan 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Brother       Ditto [Newcastle 6 January 1677]

I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 30th past; yo[u]r order therein shall observe and place the cost thereof To yo[u]r account I can advise you of noe newes but that my Father Intends for London god willinge very shortly; the day of his setting out nott yett resolved upon but hee thinkes itt will bee on the 15th present hee comes In his coach for my Lady sayth shee will accompany him – the £200 of my Brother Davison t'is called In w[hi]ch I have pay[e]d and trade Soe very badd that I am a little Straytned; you know w[ha]t I am In disburse for you but that I shall nott Insist upon; if you could lend mee two hundred pounds for a while I will god willinge another time; if ever you have one acction lend you twice the Summe for double the time you might rely upon itt <again> within lesse then 6/m[onths] and the same pay[e]d either here att yorke or att London <and>  serve my turne To w[hi]ch I desire yo[u]r answer att yo[u]r connveniencey my humble Service to my Sister to whome w[i]th yo[u]r selfe I wish a happie and prosperous new yeare w[i]th many more followinge; w[hi]ch is the hearty and Reale desire of

‘Brother Davison’ in the letter was MB's brother in law (Timothy Davison) who married MB's sister Elizabeth Blackett.

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