Letter – Michael Blackett to Michael Clipsham – 29 Jul 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Jul 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Michael Clipsham
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Michael Clipsham            29 ditto [July] 1676


      I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 28th present I doe assure you I shall nott presse you very much to Signe the Release soe use yo[u]r discretion; And where as you say you doe Expect Intrest from me fore the time that I have had yo[u]r money In my hands; give mee leave to tell you; that a man that had any Reason In him would never have written such lines; itt was allwayes Ready but never demanded; but seeing you are resolute In the businesse gett itt if you Cann If any Merchant speake on yo[u]r behalf In this pay[me]nt I am very much mistaken; t'is soe unreasonable a demand that I am ashamed to lett yo[u]r letter bee seene, and blush when I thinke but of itt ~

      For a referrence I consent nott to In the least Signe mee the Release send itt to Robert Jackson of Stockton And before itt bee deliverd the money (as much as is due unto you) shall bee pay[e]d him; but I have noe freinds In London that I dare trust w[i]th soe weighty a businesse or rather trouble w[i]th soe small a concerne, I still remayne yo[u]rs as you use him


every one of yo[u]r letters costes mee 3d w[hi]ch you may expect shall be deducted out of the ballance   M:B:

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