Letters – Michael Blackett to John Westgarth – 8 Apr 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 8 Apr 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Westgarth
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Jno. Westgarth                                              Newcastle     April the 8: 1679

Yours of the 3rd present came to my hand yesterday by the Contents whereof I doe acknowledge myselfe to be very much oblidged unto you and if att any time itt Lye in my power to make you a Requitall you may be assured of my truest Endeavours  Esqr Bowes was not misinformed when he heard that I had a fancy to take Lunehead, for itt has been my Intention these many yeares, it seems I am frustrated of my Expectation yet I am glad tis fallen in so worthy a gentlemans hands as Mr Wharton with whome tis my great ambition to be a partner if itt stand with his convenience but I wonder you should not signify unto mee the Covenants made with Esqr Bowes and allsoe the name of all the partners to know wch I have Sent this bearer my man apurpose wch if approved of shall take 2/5 and more if to be spared for myselfe and Bro:  I desire your Answer per bearer, and if agreed upon I will meet you wherever you have appointed to sign the Lease and soe I remaine    


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