Letter – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 9 Nov 1675

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

Honnerd Sr

Since mine of the 6 present have recd yours of the 4th ditto for gods sake if possible order it soe that I be not forced to make oath my selfe before a Barron of the Exchequer for a Journey to London with the Charges of procureing an order I supose will eat a great Hole in w[ha]t I thought to have saved so if It cannot be done without my Coming to London I must let it alone till sume other businesse of greater Concerne call me there the reason why I put in the Coales in the Certificat was that I realy thought they were upon your acct I am sure I knew not to the Contrary but since I here they were upon Peter Bells acct I hope that will doe you no harme if it doe I must beg your excuse I have given you as full acct of occurrences at the pay as I could and advised you alsoe that J M pd no money this pay & tould me as much that you need not expect any next pay neither for he sweares he hath none & knowes not where to raise any for you & talkes as much as that he owes you Little for he tould me plainly he is very much wronged in the acct so that he wonders you should be so strickt with him always saying to me if you will wrong him God forgive you but he hopes better things from you & you will allow of all his objections w[hi]ch is nothing but right as he saith so come to a faire acct & w[ha]t he shall be found Indebted he will either pay you presently or give you a good security for the same

I heare now that my Couz: Jno is possitive will not have the worke altered but to Continue as it hath bene formerly J M is still very much for an 8 hours shift but my couz: Jno w[ha]t he saith must prevaile Mr Gee went out of towne Thursday last & expected to be in london with <14 d[ays]> if yo[u] come to treate with him the Concerned doe desire that you would not breake of for a little matter all w[hi]ch is left to your discretione so praying for your health & happinesse MB

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