Letter – Michael Blackett to John Rumney – 1 Nov 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Nov 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Rumney
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Lo: Cousin   Newcastle 9ber [November] pmo [primo 1st]: 1676

      Yo[u]rs of the 26 past shall answer in few lines am gladd w[i]th all my heart you have gott soe good a price for yo[u]r Iron but especially to heare of yo[u]r good health w[hi]ch I pray God to continue unto you ~

      I never saw Parson Bell since you went from hence t'is true hee has beene twice or 3 in Towne but unfortunately I allwayes happend to be out of itt our Mines p[ro]ves [improves] God be thanked bravely; noe more for I will not bragge too much of them onely I hope they will make us <allnon>; yo[u]r p[ar]t Charge is nott above £7 more of that att meetinge ~

      remember mee to Jno Strother and lett him know I desire to heare from him; pray lett mee know if itt will bee noe trouble to you to buy mee a Wigg I would willingly bestow £6: upon a good one pray looke about and advise mee how you find them all freinds are well God bethanked hopeinge this will finde you In the same condition I remayne 


1. The mention of a wigg, and subsequent letters, strongly imply that this ‘Cousin’ is John Rumney.

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