Letter – Michael Blackett to John Rumney – 2 Dec 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Dec 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Rumney
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Cousine      Ditto [Newcastle 2 December 1676]

      I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 28th past have p[ro]ceed acceptance to the Bill of £100 and Mr Wettwange tells mee you may relye upon punctuallity as to the discharge thereof w[he]n dew I have noe more commandes to lay upon you then to desire yo[u]r care In the making much of my loveinge Cousen; and I hope Mr Willett and you had one merry bout I hope to heare of the Effortes; for a Wigge pray trouble nott yo[u]r selfe too much for I care nott £5000 whether I have one or nott Soe Indifferant am I~

      yo[u]r Picture I have gott butt none can tell w[ha]t the Fancey is Some are p[er]swaded there must bee a booke for the Interpretation thereof I must needes say there is pretty thinges in itt butt more of that att meetinge I would bee glad to heare from you upon the Roade if you Intend to come to Stockton and will give mee my charges I will God willinge meete you there any day you will appoynt or otherwise shall meet with a letter att Darnton to the contrary I am

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

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