Letter – Michael Blackett to James Standsfield – 15 Jul 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jul 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Hon[ou]red Sir [Note 1.]     Ditto [Newcastle July 15th 1676]

I desire you upon Receipt hereof to pay unto my Cosen Mr William Blackett Junio[u]r what money you are oweinge mee; or as much there of as you can conveniently spare but haveinge ocction [occasion] for money the more you pay him upon my account; the greater kindness you will doe mee. And his Receipt for w[ha]t you pay him shall bee yo[u]r discharge from

This letter is assumed to be the letter referred to in MB's letter to ‘cousen William [Blackett]’ of the same date, hence Sir James Stansfield is the ‘Honoured Sir’.

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