Letters – Michael Blackett to Thomas Penchell – 25 Oct 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 25 Oct 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Penchell
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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London Mr Tho: <Penchell>					Newcastle   8ber the 25th 1679

Kind Sir   

I would have answered yours of the 16th present sooner had I not been from home, the wch taken into consideration I hope your <genius> will easily admit of a pardon on my behalf,  I am very sorry I cannot obey your Commands, for has neither the opportunity of Speaking with Sir Mark Milbanckes nor his undersheriffe above once in 6 m[onths]  they Residing soe far from this place, had you laid your Commands upon me to have gone to them I would have done itt with all my heart being really your very Humble Servt.  upon all occcations, but as to wt you desire I thinke I can doe itt as well as any man In England Many there are, shall only name you 6 or 8 of the most fitt and substantial Viz:

Wm. Fenwick of Bywell  Esq.

Wm. Carnaby of Halton Esq.

Francis Black of Ford Esq.

Francis Bowes of Coopen Esq.

Josph. Carr of Coaklodge Esq.

Ralph Ogle of <Sanders> Stone Esq.

Chris. Breakerstaffe of Chirton Esq.

Edwd. Collingwood of <Ruker> Esq.

James Methuen of Heddon In the Wall Esq.

shall begg your pardon for my friends viz: 2 Brothers wch I shall not have nominate soe much may please to <Impart> vizt <Sertis> Dalbin with my most Humb Service  assuring you that I am Cordially       M B

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