Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Lawes – 23 Dec 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Dec 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Henry Lawes
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Hen[ry]: Lawes      Ditto [Newcastle 23 December 1676]

      I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 5th present the Contents of w[hi]ch have Intimated to my Brother Davison and Mr Jefferson; wee are all Sorrey you can nott gett home; In respect that itt cannott Tend In our Judgm[en]tes to our advantage; but seeinge you were Surprized and that itt cannot be helped; you might now doe as well as you cann; wee have here fine open weather; if the like w[i]th you; this will nott meete w[i]th you but if the weather bee contrary to my Expectation; and that this find you att Rotterdam; w[ha]t money you have for my Brother Davison; Mr Jefferson and my Selfe; you may pay itt all to Mr Josuah Pannell; Merchant In Rotterdam; his receipt for the same will bee sufficient; who will deliver you this letter; now for yo[u]r further Trade wee all thinke itt most convenient to come home butt to take a freight where you are; or to goe where you think convenient and Seeke yo[u]r fortune; In short wee all leave itt to you Soe doe w[ha]t you please w[ha]t ever you doe itt will content us all

      yo[u]r Sister Kirton is brought to bedd of a Daughter and all yo[u]r other Freinds are well; Wife and all I am


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