Letter – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 23 Apr 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Apr 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle Aprill 23 1678

Honoured Sr

I writt you the 20th present of occurrences of your Leed mynes wch I hope is Come safe to your hands, and this present onlye to begg your advice In a businesse of great Concerne, wch If to your Likeing I do very well approve thereof, any thing for a little mony and nothing wthout ventureing the businesse Is In short, about the Compt[rolle]rs place In the Customhouse, the same hath been soe much in my minde that I never writt about itt, but itt seems Esquire Bartie is my very good friend, upon w[ha]t acct I know not who by the the mouth of Jno Eden hath writt mee two Letters, adviseing mee to itt, the former of wch I tooke noe notice of, but the latter I have this day Answered and as to the Concerne have wholly Referred him to you tis <given> to the Lord Obryon, valewed att £1200 I suppose £1000 may doe the businesse, Mr Braband and others say that though I give £1200 itt will be as Cheape as <fish>, the place really being above £300 nigh £1100 p[er] annum during life onelye, Jno Eden writes mee that twill not be disposed till hee Receive my letter, now Sr If you approve hereof and thinke the place fitt for mee and a<…….> the mony, and will please to Speake Esquire Bartee and that there bee any likelyhood, I Can raise the mony In a very short time, I Leave itt wholly to you, soe wth my dayley prayers for your health and happinesse and Earnestly Craveing your blesseing I remaine MB

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