Letters – Michael Blackett to Edward Blackett – 11 Oct 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 11 Oct 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Bro: Blackett                                             		Newcastle   8ber the 11th 1679

I have yours of the 9th present, when Jno. Lowes payes me the £20: I shall not faile to use my utmost Endeavours for the getting you a bill for the same, but if none In this place Can doe itt, (as I really believe it will be hard to meet with one that will) I hope you will excuse me    my father intends for London upon monday  Come <a Seven> night the 20th present, my Lady says she can Cares not for going, but we believe her not   the discourse here is that you are to be Sheriff for Northumberland next year, whenever you are I have a friend that is very desirous to be your Humb[le] Serv[ant] as your Under Sheriff, who is a very honest diligent and Capable man and who will give you as good Security as any other whatsoever viz 4 or 5 good responsible marchands In the towne, I hope you will oblidge me in this soe reasonable a request, If in case you be otherwise oblidged, however pray write me that if you had not been Soe you would readily have Complyed with my desire, or wt you think Convenient In Such times as that it may be showne to my friend, my Service to my Lady, my Sister, Mr Yorke, and yr selfe desiring your Care in ordering my Cow to be Constantly well fedd  I remaine    

Based on letters to John and Robert Hackshaw on 25 and 28 Oct the brother referred to here was clearly Michael’s elder brother Edward

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