Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 26 Oct 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Oct 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Robert Jackson
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle 8ber 26th 1675

Mr Robert Jackson


I have before me yours of the 25th present with a blanck bill upon Mr <duCally> w[hi]ch for this time I have filled up for 140 <£> payable at 28/d[ays] date to Mr Henry Nelthorpe or order valew of mr Timo: Davisson so faile not to give advice thereof that the same may be dewly complyed withall according to its contents £80: I send you by the bearer C f and the other £60 according to your order I keep in discharge of w[ha]t I pd Mr <Sayne> I did desire if you remember that if I <neah> you could not send me a bill yourselfe that you would be pleased to seeke me one but to <this> not a word in answer not so much as that you did Inquire for one In the least; w[hi]ch is very well I doe not understand your meaning w[he]n you say you perceive I am weary of well doing to Imploy my time In any mans service by w<hich> I neglect my owne businesse and have nothing for my pains is very well done such well doings will In a short time make me a brave man and In short under 5s for £100: I will receive no more money for no man In England Leed £12  Coals 10s Oats 16d to 20d Rye 4s black rye 3s and under I had a percell offered me yesterday for 3s good Corne only <soft> I am glad all friends are well at billingham and norton to whome pray remember me when you se[e] them I am MB

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