Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Fletham – 9 Mar 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Mar 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Fletham
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle March the 9 1677/8

Ed[w]ard Fletham

I have thine of the 6th present wth an Inclosed bill for £10: - : - In Lieu of that bill I Returned thee acceptance being Refused, In Respect of the wrong dating thereof this I question not, but will be pd upon sight, but am very sorry I Cannot Comply wth thy desire for furnishing Robt Swaine with sixty pounds upon thy account for my p[ar]t I was never soe putt too ill In all my life for mony, tis soe good a Commodity that bills are given att short sight with good Advance before they Receive there mony, soe noe necessity In giving mony in 14 d[ays] before They receive a bill, In short I doe begg thy Excuse and wth my kinde Respects to my Ant <Nitby> and all wth her I remaine MB

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