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Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 22 Oct 1675

Mr Ed: Willet Newcastle 8ber 22nd I have not time to give you a Coppie of my former but I hope it came well to your hand as alsoe before the the 600 ps Leed good news of wch would be very acceptable unto me if please god they arrive well pray dispose of them as you think convenient either at price curr[en]t or keep them awhile for a better market for the disposal thereof is wholly left to your discretion not doubting but you will doe for me as if it were your owne Concerne. Now Sr I des

Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Verlaen – 23 Oct 1675

Newcastle 8ber 23rd Mr Nicho: Verlaen Sr My last unto you was of the 19 present by Bartho: Kirkhouse by whome I have shiped and consigned unto you provided he come to your port for perhaps he may Goe for Rott[erdam] 400 p[iece]s Leed which after good arrivall you are to receive & to dispose thereof to the best of your knouledge for the most advantidge paying the m[aste]r 10 st[uyvers] p[er] p[iece] freight with a st[uyver] upon a Gilder for primidg[e] & Averidge but I cannot at pre

Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 23 Oct 1675

Newcastle 8ber 23rd 75 Sr My last unto you was of the 19th present by Bartho: Kirkhouse by whome I have shipped and Consigned unto you (provided he come to your port for perhaps he may goe for Amst[erdam] [)] 400 p[iece]s Leed w[hi]ch after good arrivall you are to receive & dispose there of to the best of your knowledge for the most advantidge paying the m[aste]r 10 st[uyvers] p[er] p[iece] freight with a St[uyver] upon a gilder for primidge and averidge but I cannot at present Informe

Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 23 Oct 1675

Ditto Mr Robt Jackson Sr haveing none of yours to answer I have very little at present to Inlarge upon this serveing Ch[i]efly for Covert to the Inclosed 2 accts which I am forced to make out to myselfe by the sume you will se[e] here dew to your father £1: 2: 10: and to your selfe £17: 16: 9d which is £18: 19: 7 so pay your father £1: 2: 10 and there will be dew to you from my father w[hi]ch I know you may demand upon a minuits warning or if you thinke fitt that I should receive it le

Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 26 Oct 1675

Newcastle 8ber 26th 1675 Mr Robert Jackson Sr I have before me yours of the 25th present with a blanck bill upon Mr <duCally> w[hi]ch for this time I have filled up for 140 <£> payable at 28/d[ays] date to Mr Henry Nelthorpe or order valew of mr Timo: Davisson so faile not to give advice thereof that the same may be dewly complyed withall according to its contents £80: I send you by the bearer C f and the other £60 according to your order I keep in discharge of w[ha]t I pd M

Letter – Michael Blackett to James Cooke – 26 Oct 1675

Newcastle 8ber 26th 75 Mr James Cooke Sr I shall presume to trouble you with these few lines Intreating you thereby to doe me the favoure as to send me a bill if it stand with your Convenience for 2 3 or £400 payable 20 d[ays] or 24 d[ays] after date or if you cannot doe it your selfe that you would be pleased to gett me some of the same or other if possible and they sh<ould> be sure of there money this kindnesse I did desire of one of your towne who had no occatione himselfe and I

Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Nelthorpe – 29 Oct 1675

Newcastle 8ber 29th 75 Mr Henry Nelthorpe Sr Pray take notice that the 26th present I drew upon you the sume of £50: -: -: payable at 20 d[ays] date to Tho: Dalston or order valew of him w[hi]ch pray let be complyed withall I will take care God willing to reimburse you before my bill fall dew next post I will returne you the 2 bills Indorsed I am Sr MB

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Allen – 29 Oct 1675

Ditto Major Allen Kind friend I have before me yours of the 21st present doe heartily thanke you for the first acct you give me of the price of <Hey> but now I have Occatione for none If I had tis Cheaper here than with you for the other day I was offered a quantity for 9s and I am Confident could have had it Cheaper but I had no occatione your beanes and pease are still waiting for a markett w[hi]ch I hope will present a<t> last and that to your advantidge but you must have p

Letter – Michael Blackett to Thomas Legendre – 30 Oct 1675

Newcastle 8ber the 30th Mr Tho: Legendre Sr I acknowledge my selfe exceedingly obl<iged> for yours of the 15 Instant and should thinke my selfe very happie in such a reall corri<spondence> my businesse at present in your place is not wor<th> your Trouble but if please God blesse me and that a Considerable Temptation present tis likely you may here farther from MB

Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Nelthorpe – 30 Oct 1675

Ditto Mr Henry Nelthorpe Sr I have before me yours of the 20th present for answer inclosed I returne you the 2 bills endorsed the needfull of w[hi]ch pray procure when dew & place it to the Creditt of MB

Letter – Michael Blackett to William de Werth – 30 Oct 1675

Ditto Mr Wm Dewerth Sr Yours of the 18th Instant with the Inclosed for <schiper Luder Slover> have recd: he is n<ot> yet arrived so shall (according to your order) place the postage to your acct I shall be Glad upon all occationes to testifie that I <am> MB

Letter – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 30 Oct 1675

Newcastle 8ber the 30th 1675 Honnoured Sr I have before me yours of the 23rd present Inclosed you have a Certificate according to the Instructions given me Somthing is better than nothing so pray be pleased to procure an order that so we may have the Custome of our Leed restored I dare sweare none in the world had any part in my halfe if it be requisite upon your advice I will Imediately send you up an affidavitt to that effect I doe heartyly beg your excuse for the Trouble I putt you to In

Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Verlaen – 30 Oct 1675

Newcastle 8ber 30th 75 Mr Nico: Verlaen Sr My last to you was of the 23rd prsent to w[hi]ch refers you since not any of yours so the lesse at present to Inlarge upon this being Chiefly to advise you that the 400 p[iece]s Leed shipt on Bartho Kirkhouse is all upon my fathers acct so if he come to your port booke the same accordingly I cannot as yet meet with any good rye 3s if you can give 3s <..> and doe thinke that any good will be done thereby pray advise me p[er] first for the soo

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 30 Oct 1675

Newcastle 8ber 30th 75 Mr Ed: Willett Sr My last to you was of the 22nd present to w[hi]ch refers you since have received yours of the 25th present butt doe wonder that thereby I have no news of the arrivall of my 600 p[iece]s Leed I hope your next will bring it me & shortly or else I shall begin to be in sum feare of losse Tho: Legendre by <a letter> doth desire my corrispondence this day I have writt him a Civill Letter in answer as you know is but reasonable in such a case but

Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 30 Oct 1675

Ditto Mr Walter Chaytor Sr My last to you was of the 23rd present to w[hi]ch refers you since have received yours of the 29 present with an acct of my 400 p[iece]s Leed w[hi]ch I have examined found right & booked accordingly – pray take notice that the 400 p[iece]s Leed shipt in Bartho: Kirkhouse is all upon my fathers proper acct so if he come to your port pray booke the same accordingly the 2 bills for £91: < st[erlin]g> I have received & placed the same in Conformity w

Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 2 Nov 1675

Newcastle 9ber 2d 1675 Mr Robert Jackson Sr I have before me yours of the primo Currant for Answer I now want no Bills neither at Long nor Short sight for am provided I have received of my Brother £18: 19: 7d out of w[hi]ch have taken 20s according to your order & by the beared C: f: I send you £17: 19: 7 which cleares all accts betwixt my father and you Leed here £12: p[er] fodder Coales: 10s Rye 4s to 4s 6d I wonder I here not from my unckle Eden pray is he well my respects to all

Letter – Michael Blackett to James Cooke – 2 Nov 1675

Ditto Sr I have before me both yours of the 24 past & primo present I doe acknowledge my selfe very much obliedged unto you for the same & so long as I live will Endeavoure to make you a Requitall If at any time I can doe you any Service in this place if upon all occationes pray fre[e]ly dispose of me but I am sory you are prevented of doing me that kindnesse you Intended your bill for £100 would have done me no small kindnesse when you can spare a bill for 2 or £300 or more pray l

Letter – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 6 Nov 1675

Newcastle 9ber 6th 1675 Honnoured Sr As for Businesse or what passes at home I refer you to w[ha]t my Bro: Wm or Wm Creagh will write you this night so shall not Inlarge further than to give you an acct of Occurrences at your Leed mynes & mill from whence I came this day: the Conditione of the severall Grooves then are as followeth viz- Greengill Indifferent Good Cole Cleugh poore espetially in the Low Bed Reed groves poore the Slitts very good: & the Levill extraordinary hard at R

Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 6 Nov 1675

Newcastle 9ber 6th 1675 Mr Robert Jackson Sr I have before me yours of the 4th present people that are jealous takes alwayes things In as <…..> as I perceive you doe by saying that you se[e] I can receive money for others for nothing w[hi]ch I will never doe no more so long as I breath nor have Done it for any since I did it for you beleve you w[ha]t you please I cannot helpe it w[he]n you sent me bills I had no occatione and w[he]n I had occatione you could send none do you then

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Blackett – 6 Nov 1675

Newc[astle] 9ber 6th Brother Edward Mr pees desired me to send unto you this Letter so I thought Good to advise you underneath that I have before me yours of the 4th present I do assure you I am sore put to it for you know w[ha]t If I had not you might have assured your selfe I would never have writt you as I did I want now £100 where to get it faith I know not borrow it I must of some or other but thinke shame to aske any so how I shall gett it I cannot yet advise you but I thinke to make

Letter – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 9 Nov 1675

Newcastle 9ber 9th 1675 Honnerd Sr Since mine of the 6 present have recd yours of the 4th ditto for gods sake if possible order it soe that I be not forced to make oath my selfe before a Barron of the Exchequer for a Journey to London with the Charges of procureing an order I supose will eat a great Hole in w[ha]t I thought to have saved so if It cannot be done without my Coming to London I must let it alone till sume other businesse of greater Concerne call me there the reason why I put in

Letter – Michael Blackett to Michael Clipsham – 9 Nov 1675

Newc[astle] 9ber 9th Mr Mich Chipsham Sr Upon Saturday last I recd the money up<on> Mr Wm Hutchisson & Mr Tim Davisson for your prunes (which I could have had soon<er> had I demanded the same for the payment of <it> I expect your Commands but pray take not<e> that I omitted in the acct deducting the <tare> w[hi]ch is of 12<p> 12<ll> & comes to £2: 13 abate<ing> a shillings for my Commission of the same pray mind to draw so much the L

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Allen – 9 Nov 1675

Ditto Mr Ed: Allen Sr I have before me yours of the 30 past & have bene twice to waite upon Mr Tizicke but could not find him within some time this weeke we shall God willing meet & so w[ha]t can be done as to the dispersal of the Goods you mentione one with another but my opinion is that 26s a quarter for ….. will not be procured In this place my reason is this that none of the sd goods by themselves will yeild 24s a quarter I am very sure none in my Custody will & I am Cred

Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 12 Nov 1675

Newcastle 9ber 12 1675 Mr Walter Chaytor Sr I have before me yours of the 8th present and alsoe have received my Chist 6 Harnas plates & 2 salt pan plates w[hi]ch I wonder you would send me without order but seing tis Inconsiderate I will allow thereof and Have given you Creditt for the same for future never send me any thing without order but was ever such a <evil> trick done as to send me a Chist without a key pray faile not to write me upon receipt & advise me where tis fo

Letter – Michael Blackett to Hugh Mason – 12 Nov 1675

Newcastle 9ber 12th Mr Hugh Mason Sr I have before me yours of the 6th present there<by> takes notice that the businesse betwixt my father & Robinson is ended of w[hi]ch am exceeding glad as for the £20: Robinson pd you pray place it to my fathers acct I have got in your bill as alsoe the Charter <pt> & covenant & have d[elivere]d the m[aste]r his Charter <pt> all w[hi]ch are cancelled I am in hast[e] MB
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