Letters – Michael Blackett to James Burkin – 28 Jun 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 28 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 28:  79         


I have Recd. yours of the 2<1>th present the Contents have been Seriously taken into Consideration, and I am Sorry that heretofore you Could not understand my meaning as to Alderman Brabants Concerns wch really was to take soe much in hand (as could be procured) with undeniable security payable in 12/m without any further adoe, but perceiving by your letter (as is my opinion that you have noe order to <Compound>, or take losses made me this afternoon the harder upon said Gentleman who after a long discourse, gave me for Answer that he is willing to pay £100: accordingly as you know and secure the Remainder in [struck out: three] 6/m out of the Colliery as was before mentioned unto you, to pay Interest from the time to Come, but very unwilling to pay for any that is by past wch is left to yr Serious Consideration  your debt is about £500:  -  £350: with good Security per <m> 12/m  In all peoples opinion would be better Security than the other and if my Case would take £300: but use your discretion and your order shall faithfully be observed by him who really is     


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