Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Thompson – 12 Oct 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Oct 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Thompson
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle 8ber the 12 1678

Mr Edwd Thompson


Though I would rather have given some money then have sturd from home att this juncture of time, haveing to Ride about the Country In order to the getting Shipt a quantity of Corne for the <Straight> yett being very ready to serve you I did (with noe small trouble) soe order my businesse that upon Thursday last about three in the afternoone I was ready to take post att Duham, and had bespoke two horses to have been with you God willing that night, but meeting there with <your> Expresse Returned againe to my businesse, I thinke I had those papers along with mee that would have given you satisfaction In all wch could have been Required of MB

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