Letters – Francis Bowes to William Blackett – 30 Jan 1676

Document Type: Letters
Date: 30 Jan 1676
Correspondent: Francis Bowes
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 193
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Sun morne Jan 30


Had I time I think I could pretty well vindicate what you are so tart about & answer with sharp expressions about Judas .. I used indeed the word exact, but sd not you did exact wch differ much; & the word Exact is as often taken in a good sense as a bad; & never hearing of above 30 pC , I called it unreasonable. I will breed no animosity betwixt us by any further reply & desire you to acquire .. Likewise.

This inclosed will assure you that mentioned not getting mony at Yorke for 3d p L as any scandalous ptense to get it cheap from you but that twas reall. But I shall fly to you for it at yr owne rate rather than be troubled to bring it from <nevore> hither, & hence to ran the hazard for York. I therefore request yu will by Tuesd. Post send me your bill for £1000 to be pd at sight (or wthin 2 or 3 days) to Mr Pointer at the Ball in Abchurch Lane this bill to Mr Hutchinson will imburse you £600 & shall send the other 4 this week but for fear you distrust me I shall write to my bros Jenison either to pay or assure you that it this week. My time of paying it at Lond. Drawes nigh, & I cannot defer it longer. So hopeing yu will not faile me in great hast I rest

      Your friend & servant

      	Fra Bowes


I had 60 old pieces sent me yesternight by my cos Wm Jenison if you please to have them as <laiue> (I think 23s6d the twenties & 5s6d the other) I shall send them ther.

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