Letter – Michael Blackett to John Eden – 3 May 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 May 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Eden
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Jno Eden

I have yours of the 27th and must tell you In plaine English: I am not a little vexed you goe about to farme that place, wch you yourselfe putt mee upon buyeing and to Carry on your design the better you tell my father and writes home the place will not be sold I am Credably Informed itt must and will be sold Except you farme itt att a higher rate than itt is worth soe doe w[ha]t you please you still put mee In hopes of selling my Anchor palms I am afraid itt will likewis[e] Come to nought att last but to try you for once if noe more Can be procured Lett them goe att £14: 10: - p[er] tonn I have this day writt my father againe about the businesse In hand if Esquire Bartie continue my friend be Certaine itt shall not be unrewarded to whome pray my humble service endeavouring as you Confesse yourselfe to farme that place I am about buying you requite my kindesses In a strange manner but shall not Enlardge upon that particular soe rests MB

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