Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Blackett – 8 Sep 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Sep 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Bro[the]r: Edw[ar]d     				Ditto   [Newcastle 8 September 1677]

The last time I writ to you for venison, you told me that I gave you soe little notice, that It was almost Impossible to procure mee any and Indeed your Endeavoars did prove Ineffectuall, but that now are such Excuse for Currant, I give you 3/w[eeks] time desiring you to procure mee one that may be here this day 3 weeks (alias upon Michaellmas day) for the Monday after I am to have a great breakfast, now I hope you will not faile mee, though some of your good friends thinkes you will for I shall really rely upon you, my Humble service to my Lady my sister and the Esq[uire] w[i]th the like to yourselfe I remaine


I Came Last night from the pay where I found my lady In the grumbles, and all the house in theire robes, Expecting you, but your letter mentioning to the contrary I Can assure you was very ill taken for great provision was made, more p[er]haps than you will finde when you Come


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