Letter – Michael Blackett to Richard Hutchinson – 16 Oct 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Oct 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Richard Hutchinson
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle 8ber the 16th 1677

Mr Richd Hutchinson


I have before mee yours of the 11th present the contents thereof have well considered but my friends and my selfe, takes your friends demands to be a little too high Leed <Clearely> the best comodity & most convenient for us if your friends be willinge to serve us (I question nott his prai<……..>) and hee thinkes that itt will bee worth his paynes upon every <.> of either Certificatt or <….> bond wee will order him the one halfe of w[ha]t is <s….d> this In shortt your answer shall expect butt pray Sr considder well of itt great care must bee taken that none of his bee att any time Exchequered and wee thinke itt convenient security bee given us to that end your thoughts p[er] first convenience unto MB

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