Letter – Michael Blackett to John Eden – 13 Apr 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Apr 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Eden
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Jno Eden

      I have before mee yours of the 9th and have seen all your Letters of that date by your hands upon Receipt of wch your Cosin Brabant and I Immediately Went to Little Benton, where after much toyle and great Hectoring have gott £50: - : -  to be p[ai]d mee wthin six month, and this night are Come here and upon the first motion £50 more was Granted I then made my Endeavours for £10 more towards your Chardges wch wth much ado I have gott granted mee, but I am to disburse all the mony and w[he]n I will gett it againe I Cannot tell however Inclosed is a bill for £110: - : - wch will be punctually Complyed withall, you all along have much Relyed upon my kindnesse, of wch more att meeting but I much wonder of your boldnesse, wthout Informeing att Lardge of every particular

      I hope you have ere this disposed of my Anckor palms, wch would much be to my Content I wish Esquire <Bartie> C to whome present my humble service (Could procure mee a promisse either of the Collectors place or Mr Brabands) you know tis good to speeke In time, and w[he]n I am In possession of either of them would gratifie him to Content more p[er] next, for now wee are all pretty merry soe remaines MB

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