Letter – Michael Blackett to John Eden – 25 May 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 May 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Eden
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Unckle Eden

When I sent Gaskin Eden to this place I had some Letters sent mee by him, wch might have been Conveyed unto mee before this pray Lett there be noe further delay, but be pleased to send mee them p[er] first Convenience of Post, I had rather really have given 20s than have wanted them soe Long I heare you are a little too sharp tongued pray talke noe more to noe Living Soule, of my haveing the Compt[roller] place of this towne and others adjacent, being not a thing to be talked of, for severall reasons best known to my selfe you may Lawfully say one Richd Handmarsh has got the deputation, and assure Jno Potts from mee, he shall be Civilly dealt wthall I hope this will finde you all merrily disposed I am MB

wee both desire to be Remembred to your good wife

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