Letter – Michael Blackett to Thomas Finley – 30 Jan 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Jan 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Finley
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Tho[mas]: Finley     Newcastle Ja[nuary]: the: 30th: 1676/7


I desire you to doe mee the favour p[er] that upon receipt hereof To take mr Lambe alonge w[i]th you if hee bee not Come here and view that Land of my Coasen Edward Blackettes and advise me yo[u]r thoughts w[ha]t you thinke itt realy worth and likewise to take a third p[er]son William Prescott is named but charge whom you please and lett mee have itt under all yo[u]r hands w[ha]t dammage the Quaker hath done the land by plowing up the farme; bee nott partiall because I ask yo[u]r Landlord; but doe itt faithfully as betwixt two freinds and lett mee have yo[u]r oppiniones make noe talke att all of this businesse yo[u]r answer is desired p[er] next Post and sooner if possible In doeinge of w[hi]ch you will very much oblige


If you have a mind to take those two Closes pray lett mee know w[ha]t you will give mee for them p[er] <annd> for I think they make <free mine> and that very shortly so pray dispatch  yo[u]r answer unto


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