Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Blackett – 6 Nov 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Nov 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newc[astle] 9ber 6th

Brother Edward

Mr pees desired me to send unto you this Letter so I thought Good to advise you underneath that I have before me yours of the 4th present I do assure you I am sore put to it for you know w[ha]t If I had not you might have assured your selfe I would never have writt you as I did I want now £100 where to get it faith I know not borrow it I must of some or other but thinke shame to aske any so how I shall gett it I cannot yet advise you but I thinke to make bould either with my bro: Davisson or Jno Blackett the <fitter> – within <2 months> god be thanked I shall have money enough for I have severall bills at London now but none dew am only straitned for the present w[hi]ch vexis me to the very hart for I have not the face to goe a borrowing & yet I care not who know my Conditione for god be thanked I have enough my only trouble is to Borrow for my present need w[hi]ch I never did in my life – I heartily thanke you for your kindnesse but I cannot make use of your nam<e> to any if you would hang me I am resolved to make bould with Jno Blackett w[hi]ch is my couz: Jno his money of fallowfield w[hi]ch you may allow him & I hope you will be willing to do it when he pays you his rent for fallowfield my service to your wife & all other friends In hast[e] being post <..> I am MB

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