Letters – Michael Blackett to James Burkin – 21 Jun 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 21 Jun 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: James Burkin
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr  Jam:  Burkin and Compy               	Newcastle    June the: 21  1679         


I have yours of the 17th upon Receipt of which I immediately repaired unto Alderman Brabant with whome had another large discourse concerning your business who I find ready and willing to doe any thing in the world rather than that you should take such a course as you mention wch would wholly be the <destruction> of him and his family and you in worse condition than ever as to the procuring of your debt, he is ready and willing to Comply withal that you now write, and to pay you Interest for the future and for the Interest by past he hopes you will not stand with him for itt,  itt will doe him a great deale of good and you I hope noe harme  I am satisfied his ability att present Cannot very well dispence with itt - for the £100: wch he is to pay me sometime next tearme I must be forced to take his owne bond for itt, and I wish with all my heart I may have noe further trouble In Receiving of itt wch I very much feare, my request is (as thinking itt a good deed) you will Spare him Interest by past wch is all the objection att present, but use your discretion, and your further direction is desired by him who really is       


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