Letters – Michael Blackett to James Burkin – 8 Feb 1681

Document Type: Letters
Date: 8 Feb 1681
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: James Burkin
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr James Burkin & Comp[any]	Newctl fb the 8th 1680/1


Inclosed is a lett[er] from alderman Brabant who I suppose has fully acquainted you wth his Condition Truely Gentlemen I must tell you tht such proceeding att ths Juncture of time will not onelye be worse for him but you too his Colliery still goes on pretty well but bring me profit but I am very Credibly Informed by very able <sklfull> men tht itt may be very prosperous and <aquerng> Colliery within 6/m soe tht my opinion tht if you still goe on wth yor proceeding itt may not onely prejudiciall to his worke but to the honest Gentleman and att last to <persillaes> Gentlemen I will assure you I am as much yor friend as ever and I have beene discoursing wth him about yor business who I finde is ready and willing to doe any thing for yor bett[er] security provided you will give longer time but att ths Juncture I know itt is Impossible for him to doe any thing, except hs should neglect the maine chance, and where itt is not to be had the <king> must loose his right – Gentlemen I would not have you suspect me In the least, but use yor owne discretion In the meane time lett me propose one thing to you, tht provided you will stopp all proceedings and deliver up the old security and give longer time I will Endeavour to gett ordered A p[er]sonall security, all he beggs is time and while you have Interest there is noe great losse, soe give him but time enough and I valew not <If vente be bound> of him for tis <a pity> the honest Gentlemen should soe deall withall, but as I said before use yor discretion soe remaines –


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