Letter – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 3 May 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 May 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Sunderland May the 3 1678

Honoured Sr

I have R[eceiv]ed yours of the 27th past the Contents have well observed and as to the businesse In hand I Leave itt wholly to you the valew of the place is according to the times sometimes £300: sometimes £400: and known sometimes £500: p[er] annum to be made of itt, my <Auther> Mr Braband desires itt may goe noe further for I finde neither he nor Mr Isaacson nor none of them has a mind to Lett any whatsoever know the Reall valew thereof I Can say noe more once againe, I Leave itt wholly to you if you thinke the place worth the moneys, I thinke I may as well have itt as <H I> you have great Reason to speake on his behalfe, for known very well to most In towne his father has a very great kindnesse for you: provided you make an agreem[en]t the mony shall be Ready upon a Little notice soe prayeing for your health & happiness & Eternall Craveing your blessing I remaine MB

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