Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Fletham – 21 Apr 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Apr 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Fletham
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Edw[ar]d Fleatham          				Newcastle Aprill the: 21th 1677

I thought to have seene thee att yarme last weeke otherwise would sooner have Answered thyne of the 29th past and 11th present but a sudden businesse callinge mee home prevented mee of my designe there is noe mistake In the price of the 57 p[iec]es Leed for I agreed w[i]th G:B: for £:10:= and hee knowes I gave itt in his chayce whether to leave itt or take itt for soe much I pay[e]d my self; I Rec[eive]d of W[illia]m Hester £200:= thou didst promisse £3 or £400=: within 20 dayes after agreem[en]t and the remaynder within 6 weekes att furthest I hope thou will nott bee unmindfull of thy promise for my p[ar]t I shall say noe more I thanke thee and R:W for both yo[u]r kindnesses; but I sweare I have noe money to venture any more In shippinge for I am too deepley concerned allready Leed is now risen to £10:5s:= here and little to be p[ro]cured w[ha]t I doe for thee here after will expect reasonable Commission I am thy loveinge Friend


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