Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 19 Oct 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Oct 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Robert Jackson
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
Mr Rob[er]t: Jackson       Newcastle 8ber [October] : the 19th : 1676


      Yo[u]res of the 17th I have this day Rec[eive]d and in Answer to yo[u]r request for the returne of £400 I doe assure you that att this present I am in yo[u]r Condition for I would bee glad to give billes att London; but att this time money is soe Scarce here that if one would give never soe greate advance; a much lesse sume then £400 would bee very hard to p[ro]cure soe w[i]th my owne and my Wifes kind respectes to you and yo[u]res beinge sorrey that itt is nott in my power to serve yo[u]r expectation I remay[n]e

      In short I never knew money soe scarce in all my life advance w[i]th billes is dayly given I my selfe have done itt and will still give any one 1 p% [percent] to lett me have £4: or £500 you see the Case is Strangely alltered I am


Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467