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Letter – Michael Blackett to John Horsham – 11 Dec 1675

Newcastle xber 11th 1675 Mr Jno Horsham Sr My last to you was of the 7 present to which refers you since none from you so the lesse to Inlarge upon I have only one thinge to acquainte you withall which now Comes Into my mind and being Confident you will seeke my most advantidge makes me the willing<er> to Impart my selfe unto you when please God my vessell arrives will you if there be no Goods Ready in your place for the above mentioned Intent you know Ballasting her will cost me a g

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 11 Dec 1675

Newcastle xber 11 Mr Ed Willett Sr Yours of the 3rd & 6th present came both to my hand togeather by the former takes notice of the sale of my 600 p[iece]s Leed to Mr Vincent Allen of Paris at 102<ll> which is very well but the time of payment is no way satisfactory at all yet w[ha]t you have done doth please me very well all things Considered but I wish you had sold it Cheaper and had ready money for I love quick returnes in my heart Though there be the lesse profitt I shall now

Letter – Michael Blackett to John Strother – 14 Dec 1675

Newcastle xber the 14th 1675 Mr Jno Strother Sr I suppose you have heard of ere this how that my father and I was in compa[ny] and alsoe that the sd Compa[ny] is seperated occation[e]d by his marrying againe so that for future I am to act for my se[l]fe and Intending by Gods Grace to use the Stockholme trade for ould acquaintance I thinke in Civility I ought rather to make bould with you then any other not doubting but you will accept of my Commission and Study my advantidge as much as any

Letter – Michael Blackett to Peter Watson – 14 Dec 1675

Newcastle xber 14th 1675 Mr Peter Wattson and Mr fran: Townly Srs Since Mr Boynton came for London I have wanted a Corrispondent in your place & discourseing with my good friend Mr Roll<ma..> he was pleased to offer me a letter of recommend<ation> to you which you have Inclosed this winter tim<e> trading is dead next summer very probable we m<ay> have sume dealing togeather and so be better acquainted I have sent Good quantityes of Leed to your place & whene

Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Nelthorpe – 17 Dec 1675

Newcastle xber the 17th 1675 Mr Hen: Nelthorpe Sr I have received yours of the 11th I had already drawne a Bill upon you for £500: - : payable 30 d[ays] sight to Jno Parkhurse or order Valew of mr Robt Delavell and though I can assure you you shall be suplyed before my Bill fall dew yet that is no Good Argument for you to accept it I am sory for the trouble you had in youre <shoppes> the Last weeke and seing you are pleased to say you are not in Capacity at present to accept my Bil

Letter – Michael Blackett to John Wells – 18 Dec 1675

Newcastle xber 18th 1675 Mr Jno Wells Sr I have before me yours of the 13th doe heart<ily> thanke you for your Readinesse to enquire after what desire I doe assure you I shall not be un gratefull if ever an opportunity present for the Bill you have of £50 pray send it me p[er] C: F: and by him I shall send you the money and if you can get me any more bills you will doe me a greate kindnesse and for the greatenesse of the same the more you can procure the more will oblidg<e> hi

Letter – Michael Blackett to John Spereman – 18 Dec 1675

Ditto Honnoured Sr Jno Spereman Inclosed I send you a letter which I received this day at my returne out of the west pray send me the supp<eris> Desired or for Expedition sake send them to Mr Matt: Lamb of Darlington whether you thinke the most propper I am Honnered sr MB I will be youre paymaster

Letter – Michael Blackett to John Strother – 18 Dec 1675

Newcastle xber the 18th 1675 Mr Jno Strother Sr My last to you was of the 14th present to which refers you since none from you soe the Lesse to Inlarge upon this serveing Chiefly to second my former & to desire you that all my Goods may be as is desired and that you would please to take care that the Iron be the very finest & best mettle the pitch and Tarr as is before expressed for your money draw all upon Mr Peter Wattso[n] and Mr fran: Townley of Hamb<urg> who will accept

Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Nelthorpe – 18 Dec 1675

Newcastle xber 18th 1675 Mr Hen: Nelthorpe Sr My last to you was of the 17th present by w[hi]ch you will se[e] I have made bould to draw upon you £500: because you are not in cash I doe not desire you should accept my bill Especially seing you are soe straitned so when it is presented pray send it to Esq Ashurst as above desired; within a post or two I will God willing remitt you £200: or £300 w[hi]ch pray let sd Ashurst have provided he accept my Bill with w[ha]t more you have of mine

Letter – Michael Blackett to Anthony Allaire – 18 Dec 1675

Ditto Mr Antho: Allaire Sr My last to you was of the 27th past to w[hi]ch refers you this being only to Confirme the same desireing you to provide against my vessell arriveall 80 last of the largest and Roundest salt your Bill for the ammounte thereof when drawn shall be dewly Honnoured I do assure you I do <supose> Olerowne [Oleron] salt is the best but I leave it to you so order the m[aste]r where you please but he must no[t] lye above 8 or 10 dayes at most and take a note under th

Letter – Michael Blackett to Peter Watson – 18 Dec 1675

Ditto Mr Peter Wattson and Mr fran: Townley Srs My last to you was of the 14 present to which refers you this being only to Confirme the same and to desire you to send forward the Inclosed to Mr Jno Strother a second time the postidge of w[hi]ch place to my acct w[hi]ch with w[ha]t he shall draw upon you and your Commissione pray Reimburse your selfe upon me payable In London as above your bills shall be Honnoured I am at present in hast[e] so am forced to Conclude but God willing shall wr

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Allen – 18 Dec 1675

Newcastle xber 18th Mr Ed Allen Sr I am this day offered 3s 4d p[er] bush[el] for your pease and have to this day seven night to give an answer w[hi]ch I thought Good to advise of use your discretione I am MB

Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Nelthorpe – 24 Dec 1675

Stockton xber the 24th 1675 Mr Hen: Nelthorpe Sr This Good time I am here keepeing my Christmas where I meet with yours more than expected friend letter of the 21 present I shall never live I am affraid to make you a Requitall the Obligatione upon me is so greate I can only assure you that you shall be no Looser God willing and if I had received yours before I had drawne my Bill not a farthing faith should have bene Charged upon you but that is now past I perceive you have accepted my Bill

Letter – Michael Blackett to Samuel Sowton – 28 Dec 1675

Newcastle xber 28th 1675 Mr Sam: Sowton Sr I have before me yours of the 9th present & although you thinke Mr Strother without any mans Recomendatione will as soone serve me as any man In England yet I doe friendly thanke you for your Readinesse to do me a kindnesse and for Requitall if at any time I can do you any service in these parts pray frely Command your letter putts me to <astand> In saying that Mr Strothers Intentione is to come over this winter whome I have writt severa

Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Verlaen – 28 Dec 1675

Newcastle xber 28 Mr Nicho Verlaen Sr Though I write from Newcastle yet I am at Stockton and thereabouts keeping my Christmas where I meete w[i]th both yours of the 9th & 20th present the former by Geo Johnson who God be thanked is well arrived at Newcastle & the latter by <..> when I go hence w[hi]ch will God willinge be within 2 or 3 dayes shall deliver your inclosed, to sd Johnson, And advise you from thence how all goods <prices>, But I doubt not that all will be to

Letter – Michael Blackett to John Strother – 28 Dec 1675

Mr John Stroatyer Newcastle 10ber 28 1675 Sr My last to you was of the 28th 10ber to w[hi]ch I referr you since none fron you soe the less to Inlarge upon this serveinge mearely for feare of miscarrage & I desire you once more that you would take greate Care, that all the Iron desired by my former bee of the very finest & best mettle & lett mee begg your Care that the Tarr desired be of the same Sort that I writt you of w[hi]ch if you doe not & be sure I shall <louse>

Letter – Michael Blackett to Peter Watson – 28 Dec 1675

Newcastle xber 28th 1675 Mr P: W: Sr My last to you of the 28th xber to w[hi]ch I referr you since none from you soe the less to Inlarge upon, I have onely to desire you to send forward the Inclosed & though Unknowne, yet by my Friends letter of Recommendation I hope you will p[er]forme what is desired, But because I can not be Certayne of the Sume, I intend in my next, to gett a letter to one MrBanks of your place Recommended to mee By my Brother Tim: Davison, soe that if you will not

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 28 Dec 1675

Stockton xber 28 1675 Mr Ed: Willett Sr I am here keeping my Christmas & thought good to advise you from hence, that I left order at home to Shipp you 200 p[iece]s of Leed by John Fuller a vessell Coming to le Gendre by my next you shall God willinge have both Invoyce & Bill of Loadinge I have writt to Mr Coquemar to Receive them, when pleases God Shipp Arrives soe <bond> the same & give him your order for the disposall thereof after to send them up to you or otherwise as

Letter – Ralph Grey to Robert Thorowgood – 30 Dec 1675

NewCastle December the 30th (75) Sr, Yours of the 24th Came to safe hand wherein you demand £40 of Samuell Holman who pretends to return it From Holland & Mr Woodraws Answer w[hi]ch you suppose will satisfie which Answer I never had but his promise to pay for my p[ar]t & what he owed when he came to Linn which that he seems he denyes which I can prove, I thank you for your Trouble your Brother Thomas is now over with his Grandfather when he comes home I shall acquaint him with w

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Allen – 31 Dec 1675

Stockton xber 31 75 Major Allen I writt to you the 28th present from home since w[hi]ch doe meete with yours of the 23th w[hi]ch before I answer, lett mee Advise you <once> againe that if you will take a Reasonable price for your Rye in the hands of Mr Robert Jackson, I will be your man for that <Concern> for I have a way of sendinge the same, the truth is my Father Imployes a greate many men in his Coale Works & Leed Mynes all whome I doe furnish w[i]th Corne, & am almos

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 31 Dec 1675

Stockton xber ult 1675 Mr Ed: Willett Sr I writt to you from hence the 28th present where I am still merrily disposed the 200 p[ig]s of Leed advised you of is Shipped but can not send you the <weight> till next opptunity, since my last I heare that John Huntington is at Nantes at w[hi]ch place if you have a Friend write upon receipt, a way you know the debitt & how it came soe lett your Friend gett what he Can for I can not Indure to be <a….d> & would have the Rogue p

Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Nelthorpe – 31 Dec 1675

Stockton xber ult 75 Mr Henry Nelthorpe Sr I writt to you the 28th present from hence & sent you 2 Bills for 100 <.> each of w[hi]ch I hope came to safe to your hand. M<.> <happs> I may send you this Post a Bill for 1 or £200 but there is a little diffrence twixt us & I am affrayd <…..> shall not <.itt> of it the <p[ar]ties> > concerned about the Bills of £500 <s> w[hi]ch I chardged upon you would have mee to Order you to pay the sa

Poem to Matthew Wentworth – 1 Jan 1676

An invitation to Sir Mathew Wentworth to haste out of Ireland into England, with a congratulation for that great estate that falls to him by the death of Sir T. W. [added in a different hand:] who died 5 Decr. 1675, Thrice honour’d Sir, arise now spur away, We have no patience for your longer, stay, Old Holofernes now is dead, and gone, His land is all away and flown; He is gone. Yea farewel he, He is <…> that great many nobility; Adieu hath put him in his boat, b

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Allen – 7 Jan 1676

Newcastle Jan 7th 1675 Mr Ed: Allen Sr Since my comeing home do meet with yours of the p[ri]mo But for answer I cannot afford to Give you your price for your Rey [Rye] In Mr Jacksons Custody but p[er] last I will Give which is 4s p[er] Bush[el] if you will take that I will take sume p[ar]t of it perhaps all but more I cannot Give since I came home I spoake againe to my Miller about y[ou]r pease but not a farthing above <.>s 4d he will Give so I tould him he Could not have them when a

Letter – Michael Blackett to Peter Barr – 7 Jan 1676

Ditto Mr Peter Barr Sr I cannot but acknowledge my selfe very much Obliedged unto you for both your kind letters of the 29th 9ber and the 23d past I wish the Heavens would be so favourable unto me as that some opertunity might present wherein I might Imploy my selfe in your service that thereby you might se[e] how Ready I would be to make you a Retaliatione in some measure for all your kindnesses being Impossible to satisfie you the whole In your letter I have an Inclosed from Mr Allaire w
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