Letter – Michael Blackett to George Moorecroft – 30 Apr 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Apr 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: George Moorecroft
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle Aprill the 30 1678

Mr Geo Moorecroft


      I have before mee yours of the 26th present upon Receipt of wch I Immedeately sent forward the Inclosed to Mr Errington, and with an houre (I  speake wthin Compasse) An Answer was given to my Unckle Bucke (though written upon Sonday) wch I question not but was dd you In dew time

      I thought you had been a wiser man than to have desired my advice in a businesse, wherein I am noe more Capable of given itt, than a blind man is In distinguishing of Colours, I would have thought my first Letter would have satisfyed you, but seeing tis somewhat darkesome I tell you once againe I referr all my Law businesses wholly to my Unckle Eden and youselfe, and if you att any time for the future, In the Least Concerne, shall ask my advice I will in plaine English Call you a foole, onely I desire to have an accot of w[ha]t passes, and as you want mony lett mee know, itt shall bee ordered you

      Mayday draws nigh, pray Remember mee to Geo: Huntington, If he hath not the mony ready, I doe assure him itt shall bee worse for him I doe Intend God willing to be wth him about that time In Expectation to Receive the same, noe Longer forbearance I sweare, if any neglect I have a man shall Come and give him a second visitt when I thinke of itt I have something to say to you about C <P> his businesse but shall Referr itt till meeting, soe wth my service to all friends att Billingham Norton and Stockton as you see them wth the same to yourselfe I remaine MB

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