Letter – Michael Blackett to Matthew Lamb – 25 May 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 May 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Lamb
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Lamb

      Wee gott Well home, and are still God be thanked in very good health, hopeing this will finde you all in the same Condition

      when I was att Billingham last I sent Gaskin Eden an Errand to this place and had severall letters sent mee by him, but In Respect I Came soe suddenly away met not wth them, I question not but some of Billingham friends tooke Care to Convey the same to Darnton pray if wth you send mee them p[er] first Convenience of post pray Lett all the tenants be acquainted wth my Intentions of being God willing wth you upon Great monday, and that upon that day or the next I Expect all the Rents, itt may be Late of monday night before I Can reach Darnton soe that those whose occations require there goeing out of towne that night, may pay there Rents to you, be you pleased to Receive them and give a Receipt w[he]n demanded, and be very sharp wth Jno <Stamesby> you may tell him, if he provide mee not arrears and fire rents he must provide for himselfe against next yeare, if you be high wth him I am Confident he will procure all, though he borrow itt of twenty hands I am In hast[e] MB

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