Letter – Michael Blackett to John Eden – 30 Mar 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Mar 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Eden
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Jn Eden


      I have yours of the 26th am glad you gott well to London, but very sorry you should be disappointed In goeing to visitt my father before he Came out of Towne, however he tells mee he did recomend you more than onc[e] to the Comm[issione]rs and doth not question but you will Effect your businesse wth Mr <Isaacksons> Letter, and your Interest wth Mr <Barty>, provided you have mony to Carry on the worke of the day without wch (as you well know) nothing to be done, now you must not halt wth your mother and mee, but advise us every post of your proceedings, and really and plainely the very truth, and lett mee know by the by how your selfe Imagines to Raise mony for I am Confident itt will Cost you about £100: - and your mother sweares she Can doe noe more for you than as itt Comes In, but be sure  Complaine hard every letter and wee will see w[ha]t Can be done advise mee how all sorts of Iron rules, and if you Can gett mee a Chapman for my Anchor palms in Mr Willetts hands, or a hope for any other sort of Iron demand then they will be delivered you, and I hearby leave the ordering of them to your discretion

      your wife and mother are very well, soe God be thanked are all friends here, hopeing this will finde you In the Same Condition I remaine MB

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