Letter – Michael Blackett to Matthew Lamb – 26 Apr 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Apr 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Lamb
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr: Mat[t]hew Lambe     Newcastle Ap[r]ill 26th : 1676


I have Rec[eive]d youres of the 24 present, And am sorrey to heare of my Mothers Indisposition; Indeed the reason of my soe longe silence was my <preperacon> [preparation] for goeinge, As alsoe in goinge to the pay att the Leed Mines the last week, together w[i]th my business extraordinary att my returne from thence, But I am resolved (God willinge) some time this week, to see you and my Mother at Darnton, where wee shall take each otheres mutuall accnt [account] of w[ha]t you write in yo[u]r letter; soe w[i]th myne and my Wifes service to you both I remayne MB:

The hattes are come you shall have one p[er] first opportunity.

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