Letter – Michael Blackett to Matthew Lamb – 4 Apr 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Apr 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Lamb
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle Ap[r]ill 4 1676

Mr Lamb


The Reason that upon Saturday night I gave you nott an account of my gettinge home, was, that I was noe sooner of horsbacke, but I was called to goe upon an Inquest, & it was Eleven a Clock before I had done all w[ha]t w[i]th that & w[i]th Rideing I was soe wearey, that after I had done I went immediately to Bedd & writt nott soe much as one Letter for w[hi]ch I am putt to itt now, wee are both God be thanked very well In w[hi]ch condition I hope this will finde you & my Mother better then when I left her, pray write mee an answer how shee doth, I must desire you to minde the Bakehouse once more for I can nott Endure Clamours, soe when you beginn (w[hi]ch I would have done as soone as is possible) lett it be well done w[hi]ch is all I desire I doe nott vallue the Chardge soe beinge in hast[e] am forced to conclude my Service to all frends I am MB

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