Letters – Michael Blackett to James Burkin – 16 Apr 1680

Document Type: Letters
Date: 16 Apr 1680
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: James Burkin
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr James Burkin and Comp[any]					Newcastle Aprl 16th 1680

Since my last I have beene makeing Strict Enquiry after Alderman Brabant Colliery and In wt Condition itt is, and I am asured by severall men of noe meane capacity Especially In such affaires tht she was never In <a hopefuller> <way> of recovery thn att ths p[re]sent, and tht they question not but In a very shorte time she will be a Colliery to all Intents and purposes, <soe> my advice is now tht you had better suffer a little thn be too severe wth him, <for> if you should come on him now, you would be in danger of loseing Yor monies and ruine him to all Intents and purposes, being att ths p[re]sent Ill [I’ll] putt too  itt to procure money for the Carrying on his business, wherevr if you suffer him awhile, I thinke there is noe feare but he will  pay you two farthing but use yor discretion and yor ord[er] In every p[ar]ticular shall be observer by him who is         MB

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