Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Blackett – 6 Mar 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Mar 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle March the 6th 1677/8

Brother Edwd

Upon Receipt of yours of the 4th present I Immediately Repaired to Mr Leamon who doth assure mee that he hath used his utmost endeavours towards the Effecting of your order, but all his Labour to this howe[ve]r hath proved Ineffectuall, neither Can my Cousin Jno Blackett doe you any helpe att present, nor will either of them give mee any Encouridgment to tell you that Certainley one will be mett withall within <5 / 6 d[ays]> by Chance itt may soe fall out that one may bee procured in that time and itt may soe fall out, that itt may bee a month before any of us Can meet wth one wch is full an account as to that particular as I Can write you, soe may use your discretion as to your goeing to Yorke, or if you please to give us order to freight a humble Keele as soone as wee Cann, all our Endeavours shall not be awanting for the Effecting the same wth all Expedition possible and I durst assure you, noe opportunity shall be slipt, but as before tis not Certaine w[he]n one Can be mett wthall, itt may be soone, may be Long, but shall not doe any thing till wee heare from you, whether you Resolve for Yorke or not, I wish you much Joy of your Daughter, and heartily wish my master a good Recovery to whome amd to all your good family pray present my humble Service, and be pleased to accept of the same your selfe as from MB

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