Letter – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 10 Apr 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Apr 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Hono[ur]ed Sir     					Ditto  [Newcastle April 10 1677]

      Inclosed is a lett[e]r from the Goaler; w[hi]ch pray help if possible I Can assure you; Soe many such bargaines hath made him very poore w[ha]t hither to hath beene omitted In my account of Occurrances of yo[u]r Leed mines att my monethly returne from thence shall God willinge for the future bee done accordinge to yo[u]r minde all the Charge that was att Mr Blan[e]yes Buriall; Indeed S[i]r Rob[er]t Shaftow did pay but tis verily thought S[ai]d Blaneyes Sister did repay him againe itt seemes S[i]r Rob[er]t doth write otherwise w[ha]t hee hath must bee reckoned as truth (as I questionn nott but t'is) for my p[ar]t I can heare of none that can say To the Contrary ~

      Thomas Powell presents his humble Service to his Ma[ste]r and M[istres]s who just now desired mee to lett you know that hee heares you are agoeinge to build a Steath [staith] Someplace up the Water; if soe and that you have occ[a]tion of 200 Streight long Oakes; hee can furnish you therew[i]th Standing within 8 Miles or lesse of Swalwell w[hi]ch hee questions nott but will bee for yo[u]r purpose and if you please to Order any one for to goe and see them hee doth nott feare any disaggreem[en]t for the price thereof ~

      all freinds here God be thanked are very well soe w[i]th my humble service to my Lady and my duty to yo[u]r selfe prayinge for yo[u]r health and happinesse; and earnestly craveinge yo[u]r blessinge I remayne as In duty bound


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