Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 6 Nov 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Nov 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Robert Jackson
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle 9ber 6th 1675

Mr Robert Jackson


I have before me yours of the 4th present people that are jealous takes alwayes things In as <…..> as I perceive  you doe by saying that you se[e] I can receive money for others for nothing w[hi]ch I will never doe no more so long as I breath nor have Done it for any since I did it for you beleve you w[ha]t you please I cannot helpe it w[he]n you sent me bills I had no occatione and w[he]n I had occatione you could send none do you then blame me for seeking bills of others w[he]n you could not helpe me nor would seeke none for me & w[he]n I had Bills sent me should not I ren<der> them there moneys all w[hi]ch I refer to any mans judgment it was not received of otheors as I did for your bills butt let us leave of this discourse <he> that doth me a kindnesse w[he]n I have occatione I will not be ungratefull if ever it lyce [lies] in my power to serve them would not you have taken it ill if I had returned your bills because I had no occation<e> for them my selfe have not I the same reason to take it ill that you would not so much as stir your foot one 60 yards to seke a bill for me when I had so great need of them but sent me word you could not helpe me because you could not do it your selfe

Not one word more so let it all be buried in oblivion you mistake alsoe in 5s for every £100 w[hi]ch I desire not when I make use of your bills my selfe as I would have done had you sent any to me last weeke but tis ment when I fill up your bills for others and so am to receive the money and stand to the hazard of bad & short money if any your Brother is in towne who tells me that in one bag of the £1200 I send you there was 19s short would you have me pay it no Indeed my Commission will not afford it I assure it was all I gott for £1200 & twice tould over and I dare sweare there was £1200 of it

If your Brother had a bill to spare for 5 or £600 I would this day have taken it but he hath none I thinke in Civillity I might have had the refusall of your bills w[hi]ch Mr Morton have got

I am Glad all friends are well I do wonder I have not from unckle Eden martinmas day is nigh & for want of Letters from him to this day I know not how to order my Journey Leed here under £12 rye 4s or 4s 4d Coals 10s I am MB

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