Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 19 Oct 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Oct 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Robert Jackson
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle 8ber 19th


I have before me yours of the 16th and 18th present according to your order did proffer Mr Swaine £50 he tould me he wanted £60 w[hi]ch sume did furnish him withall & have placed the same to your debt for further answer of your Letters I must beg your excuse for must be short with you so send me no more bills to fill up for I refer it to your selfe if it be reasonable to spend dayes neglacting owne businesse & all for nothing when I had men to Command it was one thing but now I have none but my selfe & cannot afford it for God be thanked I have as much businesse of my owne as I can well goe about myselfe w[hi]ch please take into serious Consideration: after w[hi]ch I know you <..> no man liveing can thinke much with w[ha]t I write. I shall se[e] to make your acct streight with my bro: sumtime this day or to morrow I am in some hast[e] MB

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