Letter – Michael Blackett to Peter Barr – 15 Jan 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jan 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Peter Barr
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle Jan 15th 1675/6

Mr Peter Bar


I have before me yours of the 11th present but as I neither Love Lying nor decembling [dissembling] so I must tell you plainly that I am wholly at you[r] Command upon all occationes for a Requital in some measure of the favoures Received from you but for to Leave all ould friend whome In my Life time I have bene very much Ingaged unto and to Cleare to anew unknowne friend is a little unreasonable so I must beg your Excuse and the next place my adventure is so small that my Commission is not worth the desireing for the bills of Debt sent me I am very well pleased with them all things Considered If I had desired the same should have bene discounted I thinke Mr Willet would have found friends to have done it for him if not In a Capacity himselfe 

I am sr MB

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