Letter – Michael Blackett to John Eden – 22 Nov 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Nov 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Eden
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle 9ber 22nd 1675

Unckle Eden

As I came thorow Durham I failed not to speake with Mr Spereman and to acquainte him fully of the businesse you know of: who not to trouble your patience with every particular of our discourse In short tould me that my case was so plaine & reasonable that he was Confident not one of them would offer in the least to withstand a tryall with one soe to try them gave me the Inclosed suppenies [?subpoenas] w[hi]ch pray get served as you thinke best and if they be willing to Compound the matter twill be well: if not try it with them I am resolved God willing soe the names of these that stands out I must know as soone as you can that so I may advise Mr Spereman thereof that he may Get the Bill drawne In time by those suppenies he hopes to save me a great deale of money because he thinks none will appear against me but if any doe & that a bill must be drawne it will cost me at least £20: 0: I thinke I shall have the Close at last

I was speakeing with Mr Rumney who is content to sell his Land provided you be satisfied to Get the worth thereof so that if you & Mr Moorcroft can get him a good Chapman he will take it as a great kindnesse from you the parlament is prorogued till feb 76 my father will be downe shortly w[he]n he is at home I intend to suppeney you to come over if that will not doe will send a serjant at armes for you so make ready

This is the needfull my service to your selfe Good wife unckle Buck and to all friends at Norton I remaine MB

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