Letter – Michael Blackett to John Eden – 12 Nov 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Nov 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Eden
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Unckle Eden

I have before me yours of the 6th present and do take notice how far you have Carried on the Businesse with Mr Draper but you do drive things so to the last that I know not what to say to you for do you thinke I can leave my businesse upon a minuits warning I got your letter upon tuesday night & is it Likely I could meet you at Billingham that night no nor could not come the next day to you if it would have advantidged me £1000 God willing I will be with you to morrow sevennight & then we shall discourse the needfull about that businesse and againe it vexis me as much now to have objection against the paying of C:P: his money for the Morgadge & never to be Lookt into till the day before money be to be paid w[ha]t may they thinke at Darnton that I came not there Cruly that I had no money to pay for it th<..>  I Imagine will be in all there mouths now though I doe assure you tis lying in Mrs Massams hands at Durham for there I carried it & discoursing with Mr Sperema<n> he advises me not to pay the money with out further order so that I left the mon<ey> at durham & haveing no businesse at darnton returned home where I am & God be thanked in Good Health as is my little vogue alsoe pray remember me to all friends at norto<n> so with my kind Respects to your selfe good wife & unckle Buck I remane MB

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