Letter – Michael Blackett to Matthew Lamb – 16 Mar 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Mar 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Lamb
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle March 16 1677/8

Mr Lambe

      I have before mee yours of the 15th present wth a panyer [pannier] of pipes how they prove shall advise you after a tryall however In the mean time I heartily thanke you for them and will say they are very good ones for one ought nott to Looke a given horse in the mouth pray Come and see if Newcastle stand upon the River tyne for time alters things strangley Robt Stanesby did give mee Rich: Hobsons Rent wth his owne, I perceive you have Recd Mr Garths and 50 </d> of Jno Stansby when you see him pray Lett him know I doe not take itt well he should free use mee and if he doe not pay you the Remainder upon sight hea[r]of or soone after itt may be whorse for him the old proverb Still proves true nothing sooner Looses A tenant then forbearance of Rent pray give Boyes warning of his shopp and Lett Mr Booth have itt as soone as is possible onely be sure (wch I expect from you) make him pay for itt as much as possible you Cann wch I Leave wholly to your discretion and ordering I Cannot possible see you this Easter for must god willing bee all Easter weeke att Houghton and thereabouts haveing att that very time some 1000 Bushells of oats to Shipp of att Sunderland however as soone as I Can may be Certaine I will Come to see if Darnton stand for the same place itt formerly did 

      the <pike> Cost mee nothing pray take the trouble upon you as see the proportionable Charge thereof done mee good by my partners wee are here god be thanked In pretty good health, hoping the like wth you MB

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