Letter – Michael Blackett to James Burkin – 11 Jul 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Jul 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: James Burkin
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr James Burkin       Newcastle July the 11th 1676


I have before me yo[u]res of the 6th present w[i]th a Warrant Inclosed To be served on the person of Mr Henry Braband In the Effecting of w[hi]ch I will begg yo[u]r Excuse, for I am unwillinge to meddle In a businesse of that nature, beinge hee is a magistrate of the Towne soe Inclosed I returne you s[ai]d Warrant, and Remaynes

MB was Sheriff in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1676, so maybe this letter was to do with that role.

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