Letter – Michael Blackett to Thomas Finley – 22 Apr 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Apr 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Finley
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr: Tho: Finley     Newcastle Ap[r]ill 22d [16]76


I have beene severall times to wayte upon Mr Jno Eden upon yo[u]r account, but cann nott bringe him to any reasonable tearmes I find him resolute, and as he sayth hee will be Revenged upon you, for the many asfronts [affronts] by you, putt upon him, so I have desired him to take his Course, but in the meane time thought good to advise you that hee Intendes to proceed ag[ains]t you, soe doe you order yo[u]r selfe accordingly, for my part I will meddle noe further In the businesse, In respect that I finde the Devill a farthing you are like to gett more for yo[u]r horse than £8:=: if soe much

Sir In the first place I pray trouble mee noe more about this misunderstandinge business, because in all probability I can procure noe likelyhood of putting a period to the same Kindly remember mee to my friends and advise mee p[er] first how my Mother doth. In doeinge of w[hi]ch you will oblidge him who you shall find upon all accounts: MB:
MB's mother-in-law Elizabeth had a sister Margery who married John Eden of Billingham.

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