Letters – Michael Blackett to John Theobald – 2 Feb 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 2 Feb 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Theobald
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Theobalds                                              		NewC feb:     <2nd>  1678/9

I have received yours the Contents have observed but as for the difference betwixt Mr Ile and me I doe very much wonder you should soe much mistake your selfe, In short the difference is more than you mention, wch I shall make appeare att meeting, but I Imagine you think that if you get mee over to Darnton, you may prevaile very much upon my good nature  In Answer to wch the business is not my owne, and I have already acquainted you with my fathers positive Resolution, wch att present as I perceive is not accepted of, and for my p[ar]t to come over to Darnton upon an uncertainty, I am much unwilling to doe, soe need not expect mee att the time appointed, your Letter does but defer business my Termes are £75: per Annum 16 yeares purchase without Lending any more mony, or 15½yeares and Lend the sum mentioned upon the Rest of theire Estate provided he allow me all defalcationes, I am ready to observe your motion, you say he is bidden as much as you mentione by another Lett him take itt for god’s name, do not force me in that nature, <Land> enough to be gott for mony, <lee> pr next I desire your positive Resolution, lett me not be bound any Longer in that soe I may be blamed hereafter, soe write mee In plaine English wheather you will or noe accept of the tearmes of    MB

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