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Unckle Bucke Newcastle Aug[us]t the 9th 76 Sir <Yester> night I received yo[u]r letter by Henry Lanes for Answer doe w[ha]t you will w[i]th my horsses for the Orderinge of them I wholy leave to yo[u]r discression and w[ha]t ever you doe itt shall bee to my Sayisfaction; And shall be very Ready to repay you all Charges I doe nott att all fancey my Tennant Esq[ui]re <Fowler>; to this day I want my Rent; nor doe I heare one word from him; soe pray accquaint my Unckell Eaden [Note 2.] that I will have another Tennant; or better paym[en]t of this You say that Morton Fayre will bee done in the beginninge of September; upon Receipt hereof write mee a letter and lett me know positively; what day of the Month the fayre begin and w[ha]t day itt ends. And if I can bee att home before the fifth of September; I will goe God willinge allonge w[i]th you; Soe that I may Order my businesse for that Jorney pray fayle nott to Write to mee p[er] first conveniency All Freinds here God bee thanked are very well; pray remember mee very kindley to my Unckle and Aunt and tell the former That my Brother Edward and I Intends to give him a visitt shortly; but cannott positively advise you the day till I have Rec[eive]d yo[u]r Answer of this; my respects to yo[u]r selfe I remayne M:B:
Francis Buck is the brother of Michael's mother-in law Elizabeth (nee Buck), and is presumed to be the ‘Uncle Buck’ that MB refers to.