Letter – Michael Blackett to James Cooke – 2 Nov 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Nov 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: James Cooke
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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I have before me both yours of the 24 past & primo present I doe acknowledge my selfe very much obliedged unto you for the same & so long as I live will Endeavoure to make you a Requitall If at any time I can doe you any Service in this place if upon all occationes pray fre[e]ly dispose of me but I am sory you are prevented of doing me that kindnesse you Intended your bill for £100 would have done me no small kindnesse when you can spare a bill for 2 or £300 or more pray let me know or send it me If I make use thereof you shall undoubtedly have your money p[er] first opertunity & God willing if I do not doe (or be willing to doe) as much for you some time or other call me an ungratefull person  by the bearer C: f:  I send you £63 for your Bill & thankes & over & above I give you the Bagg but for future when you send me Bills send alsoe Baggs for the money for they will cost you 3d a piece here my service to your Good Lady MB

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