Letters – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 7 Dec 1678

Document Type: Letters
Date: 7 Dec 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Honorable Sir            					                                       Ditto

I have this night sent to Mr Peter Bar a bill upon himselfe drawne from Paris by A. <Peletyen> the 7th present per 2/us[ances] to Mr Thos. Smith or order Endorsed to my use, and meeting with good advance have made bold to draw upon Mr Bar £50: per 8/d[ays] sight to the Honorable Ra: Widdrington Esquire or order value of Mr Wm Cole, but having noe mony att London att present have desired Mr Bar that if in case itt stand not with his convenience to disburse soe much mony for me, allowing him interest (wch I can very well afford) till he be reimbursed that I have told him to call upon you for £50: wch if he doe, I desire you will please to pay itt, and I shall repay itt againe to my Bro[ther]: Wm. with at even advance you will please to demand  I intend god willing for the pay upon Weddensday next, att my return I shall not faile to give you the best accot I can learne of occurrences there, (I heare already that Cosen Jno. (Honest man) hath ploued up the West pasture at fallowfield, and intends to plow the little Close below the Garden God knows his intentions, what I write coming from his own mouth, why saies further that he will make that farme £20 per <Annud> worse for the next farmer, that I declare I speake not out of malice, for have sufficient vouchers haveing no more to Inlardge  upon praying for your health and happinesse, and honestly craving your blessing   I remaine  MB

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