Letter – Michael Blackett to John Rumney – 19 May 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 May 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Rumney
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Lo[veing]: Cosen 						Newcastle May the 19th 1677

I have before mee thyne of the 18 present for answer unto w[hi]ch doe assure thee that I never had any badd thoughts of either thee or thy partner Ed[ward] Fleatham but punctuallity beinge allwayes observed by men of yo[u]r Principall made mee fully rely of his promise w[hi]ch might have proved to my prejudice for if hee had but made the least doubt of performance; I both could and would have beene very free to have forborne it longer; as I am also now att thy request for the weeke ensureinge when I hope thou will nott sayle noe foe shall fully rely upon thee soe w[i]th my kind love to my Aunt Netby and thy selfe nott forgettinge to Lett the know that thy deare is well; I remayne

Addressee un-named but other letters to ‘Lo: Cosen’ have been associated with John Rumney.

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