Letter – Michael Blackett to John Eden – 7 Apr 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Apr 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Eden
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle Aprill the 7 1678

Mr Jno Eden


      All Easter weeke I was In the Country takeing a little Recreation att my Returne doe meet wth Severall of yours, all wch I shall now Answer God willing In very few Lines, and in the first place I thinke you are pretty well provided with mony for the Chardge of your Journey, for your wife tells mee she hath sent you a bill for twenty pounds wch wth the £10 you Carryed up In my opinion will goe very far, but if you thinke you will still want Lett mee know itt, and noe Endeavours shall be awanting In mee, for the procureing you the needfull, and now for mony for a place, I hope there will be noe need of any, for I heare there is noe likelyhood for your procureing Burtons place, and for Forsters Certainely my Lord Obryon will take nothing for a deputy he must have, and my advice is to take the Last wch you gett for nothing than to buy the former, and that att soe deare a rate, you say itt will Cost you £100, faith where the mony will Be raised I Cannot Imagine, for your mother swears she Can doe nothing, have you writt to Sr Robt if not doe itt Imediately, and if you will have mee to goe over upon the least notice itt shall be done

      You bid mee buy noe more oats but you never tell mee w[ha]t price they are, for I have Encoaradgeing letters if you Can sell my Ankor palms, Employ freely the mony to your use I will take itt againe as I Can gett itt you see w[ha]t a great desire I have to serve you, In any thing that may tend to your owne good, most of them not vendable here soe wth them w[ha]t you please and dispose of them as you thinke Convenient all friends are very well here God be thanked, my wife desires to be Remembred unto you soe wishing you all happinesse In your businesse I remaine MB

Nath: M<assey> very sick little hop[e]s of his Recovery

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