Letter – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 29 May 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 May 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Hono[ure]d Sir                                 				Newcastle May 29th 1677 

      John Mowbray happened to bee here when I opened yo[u]rs of the 22d from Wainsford Bridge w[i]th whome and Christopher next pay shall God willinge fully discource the businesse about Mr Carnaby and of our Result you may expect an account att my Returne from thence in the meane time I finde J:M: Clearly for the Costly men 

      I dare nott say itt was my Cousin John his advice that made the Sport att Fallowfeild; but hee told mee when all was done; that the unreasonableness of the businesse made him speake soe much in theire behalfe; or such like wordes neare that purpose; I now leave itt to better Judgment to Judge; for my part I am satissfied hee had a finger in the Pie the that have soe greate a kindnesse for Christopher may easily bee guessed beinge two very honest Bretheren; that have nott a good word to give him behind his backe and R[ichard]:M[owbray] told mee; that Ch[ristopher]: will never bee able in all his life; to doe you that service that hee hath done; and both of them much more; not worth yo[u]r hearinge being all babbles; onely one Report there is; and from whence itt comes I can nott learne vizt that hee is runn much behind hand in the place from whence hee came; otherwise would never have come to you and I heard one saye that my Cousin John should say he would lett him goe on his way for a while; but know very well how to (and would) trunce him afterwards I cannott tell; my Cousin John doe noe love him and all about the house; 

      The followinge Sortes of Iron were found in the Cellor under the Shopp vizt

                                  C   q   ll

23  Coulter Moulds qty            5 : 0 :  2

27  Ends Rodd Iron qty           12 : 0 :  0

152 Anchor Palmes qty            62 : 3 : 16

12  <Stroker> Plates qty          5 : 0 : 14

64  Ladles qty                   19 : 2 : 24

43  Iron Grates qty              32 : 0 : 14

                         In all 136 : 3 : 14

      I desire to know how you will please to vallew them; this is w[ha]t I can remember needfull att present onely that all freinds God bee thanked are well soe w[i]th my duty to you my humble Service to my Lady prayinge for yo[u]r health and hippiness and earnestly craveinge yo[u]r blessinge I remayne as in duty bound

The ‘C q ll’  column headings in the table are Hundredweight (8 stones), Quarter (of a hundredweight, i.e. 2 stones or 28 lb) and pounds 

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