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Letter – Ralph Grey to Tradell – 29 Feb 1676

Newcastle febr 29th:1675 Mr Tradill my last of the 26th Curant wherein I desired you if you had not drawne not to draw, by reason of the Inconveniencey of geting moneys to London <& mee> which yor bill of exch[ange] was presented & accepted for 2100 Crownes at two <Usance> which I shall take care to performe at day, w[hic]h s[ai]d bill is transmitted to Sr Laurence <Hebrestye>; I have prevailed with a favore to <want> to him his money shal be <ready

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Allen – 3 Mar 1676

Newcastle March 3d 1675/6 Major Ed: Allen Kinde Freind In my last I remitted you £70: 8: 6 & upon the 10th present Mr Hen: Nelthorpp Gold-Smith att the Rose in Lombard Streete will pay you £17 more if you will please to demand the same for both w[hi]ch I doe expect p[er] cent yett if you can meete w[i]th an oppertunity of Chardging the whole upon mee & that more to your <…ent>, you may please not to <receive> w[ha[t money I order you & your Bill upon mee Though

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Peacock – 3 Mar 1676

Newc March 3d 1675/6 Mr Wm Peacocke Yors of the 28th febary Came to hand for which I thanke you & for yor kindnese to my cousin Thos. Bridgys he <mR.dy> over this summer & <will wait> upon you at yor housse on the <last was> per Mr Tho: Richisson for Rotterdam I have ordered him to leave the Skins with Mr Jos Pannell to be sent you your 4 dozen of Calfe Skins they are a prohibited comoditye <had may adoe> to send them , since which I have recd five doze

Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 3 Mar 1676

Newcastle March 3th 1675/6 Mr Walter Chaytor Sr The above is Coppy of my last dated the 19th feb to which referrs you Since have Rec[eive]d yours of the 21st & 25th past I hope ere this Va[u]ghan is Arrived & that you have made some progress In the Sale of my Leed the disposall of w[hi]ch I leave to your discression, onely pray after it is gone lett mee have an account Curent sent that soe wee may beginn upon a new I have gott the Bitch you sent mee the Charge of w[hi]ch place to m

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 3 Mar 1676

Newcastle March 3th 1675/6 Mr Ed: Willatt Sr The above is Coppy of my last dated the 8th feb to w[hi]ch referrs you, since have Rec[eive]d yours of the 18th & 25th past lett <my> D<r> Huntington alone, if ever I catch him hee shall pay for all – pray writt mee an answer p[er] first as to w[ha]t I desire about the price of Stockings for if they were vendable w[i]th you & for my profitt I could supply you w[i]th greate quantytyes In the yeare Tis very strange to mee

Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 3 Mar 1676

Newcastle March 3d 1675/6 Mr Robert Jackson Sr In an answer to yours of the 15th past I will onely say that I am willinge To referr my selfe to any reasonable man I meane as to the diffrence you mention betwixt us & the find the least poynt of discretion or reason, In w[ha]t you have done I shall be willinge to Submitt, may I dare venture in that Case to referr my selfe to your owne discresiton takeinge you to be a man of soe good <p….>, as that you will nott In the least Act a

Letter – Michael Blackett to John Hall – 3 Mar 1676

Newcastle March the 3d 1675/6 Mr Jno Hall Sr For your readyness In Complyinge w[i]th my desire of deliveringe of my letter To Sr James Standfeild I give you my hearty thanks & want onely your comands to shew how ready I should be to serve you in matters of greater Importance, w[hi]ch In my oppinion Is an obligation upon mee untill I shall have made you a Retaliation In some measure, w[hi]ch is all I know needfull in answer to yours of the 24th past, but before I conclude give me leave

Letter – Michael Blackett to James Standsfield – 3 Mar 1676

Newcastle March 3d 1675/6 Sir James Standfeild I perceive by Mr Hall that as yett itt stands nott w[i]th your Convenience to lett mee have my money neither one way nor a nother, pray lett mee know when you think itt will bee your will & pleasure to remitt mee accordinge to your promisse w[ha]t is due unto MB

Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Nelthorpe – 3 Mar 1676

Newcastle March 3th 1675/6 Mr Hen: Nelthorpe Sr I desire you to send mee by the first oppertunity of shippinge a good large strong Silver Tankitt [?tankard] about £8 10s to £12 price & pray lett it be one of the largest & strongest you can affoard for that price I am MB Pray Receive the Contents of the within Bill beinge fore £120: 14: 10 & place the same to my Creditt & pay Major Ed: Allen £17 0s 8d of In case he demand the same & doe tell you that hee doth accep

Letter – Michael Blackett to Samuel Sowton – 3 Mar 1676

Newcastle March 3d 1675/6 Mr Sam Sowton Sr I can not but acknowledge my selfe very much oblidged unto you for your kind letter of the 22d past, I shall not be backward to serve you a nother time If ever In my power w[hi]ch In my oppinion is an obligation upon mee until I shall have made you a Retaliation is some measure Sr I have occasion for some Pitch & Tarr, soe pray lett W Strother have your order for the Shippinge itt I question nott butt you will use mee, as you doe others s

Letter – Michael Blackett to Thomas Finley – 3 Mar 1676

Newcastle March 3d 1675/6 Mr Thomas Finley Sr If you would give mee £1000 I can nott be att home Tusday the 7th present nore noe day the next weeke but Tusday the 14th I will God willinge bee ready to serve you as upon any day that weeke, praying respects to all my frends & acquaintance Them that wee are both merry & soe remayne In hast[e] MB Faith I thinke itt falls soe out that I am allwayes in hast[e] when I have occasions to write to you

Letter – Michael Blackett to Benoit Decoud – 3 Mar 1676

Newcastle March the 3d 1675/6 Mr Benoist de Coud Sr I doe confess I owe answer to severall of yours butt I can nott Endure to sett penn to pap[er] when I thinke my letters will nott bee worth the Postage, for thinges are soe falen out Contrary to Expectation that I shall nott beginn the wine Trade this yeare or two yett, In the meane time you may be pleased once a Vintidge to write mee one letter of occurrances & bee assured that in your place I will never make use of any but your self

Letter – Michael Blackett to John Strother – 3 Mar 1676

Newcastle March the 3d 1675/6 Mr John Strother Sr My last to you of the 18th Feb: to w[hi]ch referrs you since have Rec[eive]d yours of the 26th January & accordinge to your advice have this Post writt to my freind at Rochell that hee take care my Salt be of the very whitest, w[hi]ch I am confident will be complyed withall for the disposall of w[hi]ch I leave to your discression you know how many lying dayes I have for his unloadinge & loadinge soe order him as you please, onely ta

Letter – Michael Blackett to Anthony Allaire – 3 Mar 1676

Newcastle March the 3d 1675/6 Mr Antho: All[a]ire Sr My last to you of feb 18th to w[hi]ch referres you, since none from you soe lesse to Inlardge upon I hope this will find <Master> Lecke arrived unto whome I pray deliver the Inclosed & I desire you to lett his Loadinge of Salt be of the very whitest that can be gott for money w[hi]ch I hope you will buy for mee accordingly & pray write Mr John Strother of Stockholme by the Vessell & accqua[i]nt him of the quantyty of Sa

Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 3 Mar 1676

Newcastle 3d March 1675/6 Mr Cha: & James Bankes Sr My last to you of the 18th feb: to w[hi]ch Refferrs you since have Rec[eive]d your kinde letter of the 18th past for w[hi]ch I give you my hearty thankes & without any further Complem[en]t I hope wee shall be better acquainted hereafter pray send forward the Inclosed And as my Sume as chardged upon you upon my account by Mr Strother, doe you chardge the value upon mee payable in any house In London, you may bee assured all honour

Letter – Michael Blackett to William Leck – 3 Mar 1676

Newcastle March 3d 1675/6 Mr Wm Leck I hope this will find you well gott to Rochell pray mind my advantidge, for I am like to bee a greate looser by the voyadge the London Marchant doth not please mee att all & I thinke I beinge soe Civill to you In every p[ar]ticular, you might have beene soe kinde to mee, as to have Chardged the account to Mr Nelthorpe & nott to have payd itt to my Father as you did, But more of that at Meetinge, I hope you will Indeavour to make mee amends & m

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Peacock – 7 Mar 1676

Newc March 7th (1675/6) Mr Wm Peacock My last the 3d of this Instant per post with the bills of Lading for 38 p[ieces] of Brandy & 3 tunns of Claritt & <Cou..de> Tradells account for the same. they cost the <Frieght> I have p[ai]d here Comes to 11:17:2¼ which pray add to the proceed for your government, the wind is out of the way that he hath lain 8 dayes for a fair wind, I have shiped your fifty Kerseys & your lether in them a prohibited Com[modit]y which hat

Letter – William Rollinson to William Blackett – 9 Mar 1676

Sir That acquaintance wee had in the lifetime of Mr James Ware (my old friend and yours) hath emboldened mee to desire a kindnesse of yow. There is a proposal of marriage between my daughter and one Mr Robert Liddell whoe hath been about 6 yeares in Hamburgh and came about a yeare agoe from thence, he is Son to Sir Thomas Liddell of Ravensworth Castle neare Newcastle, a person who (as I am informed) yow very well know, and having noe acquaintance neare that place besides your selfe, am soe bol

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Allen – 10 Mar 1676

Newcastle March the 10th 1675/6 Major Edward Allen Sr I have before mee yours of the 2d Thereby takes notice you are willinge To allow mee for Comissition w[ha]t I desired, the £70: 8: 6 I hope you have Rec[eive]d as also the £17 of Mr Hen: Nelthorpe pray now upon Receipt Call of him for 12d more w[hi]ch will cleare as I think, as to the p[ro]ceed of your Pease, w[hi]ch pray examine & if found right, may please To book the same accordingly noe Chap man for your Beanes appears – Goo

Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Nelthorpe – 10 Mar 1676

Newcastle March 10 1675/6 Mr Hen: Nelthorpe Sr Inclosed you have a Small Bill of £19: 12s w[hi]ch pray Receive & place to my Creditt I hope you have payd Major Allen accordingly To my desire £17 pray the first time you see him pay him 12d more w[hi]ch will be in all £17: 1s w[hi]ch shall place to your Creditt, when I have advice from you of the paym[en]t thereof I am MB

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 10 Mar 1676

Newcastle March 10th 1675/6 Mr Edw: Willett Sr My last to you was of the 3d March to w[hi]ch reffers you Since have Rec[eive]d yours of the 3d present w[i]th the good newse of Jno Fuller his Arrivall w[i]th my 200 peece of Leed, But I wonder & am sorry that you can nott give advice of the arrivall of Vessels as soone as others, for w[ha]t I writt in my last is true butt noe more of that for this time, I hope ere this come to hand, you will have sold my Leed, and remitted mee some money

Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 10 Mar 1676

Newcastle March 10th 1675/6 Mr Hum: Willett Sr My absence hath occasioned soe longe answer to yours of the <..> & 29 past, to w[hi]ch I shall now say In short that when ever I have any businesse In your place I shall make bold w[i]th you seeing you are pleased to accept of my Small Commission & shall shortly I thinke desire you to Ensure mee 5 or £600 upon that Vessell I formerly writt you of Butt shee is noe Engli[sh] Built Vessell, onely as free as any English Built Shipp

Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 10 Mar 1676

Newcastle March 10d 1675/6 Mr Walter Chaytor Sr My last to you of the 3d March To w[hi]ch reffers you since have Rec[eive]d yours of the 6th present w[i]th the good news of John Va[ug]hans safe Arrivall for w[hi]ch God be praysed – I hope ere this come to hand you will have disposed of my Leed & remitted mee some money upon that account I am MB

Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Verlaen – 10 Mar 1676

Newcastle March the 10th 1675/6 Mr Nich: Verlane Sr My last to you was of the 19 feb: To w[hi]ch refferrs you Since have Rec[eive]d yours of the 6th present Thereby takes notice you have sold 30 p[iece]s more of my Leed att 24 ½ s deducting 2 p[er] <%> for ready paym[en]t the price is badd enough, And for the deduction for ready money I never heard of soe much given In all my life, Butt w[ha]t you doe shall Content mee, Soe putt of the remaynder as soone as you meete w[i]th a good

Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 14 Mar 1676

Newcastle March 14th 1675/6 Mr Hum: Willett & Company Sr You cannott Immagine how much I thinke my selfe obliged unto you for your advice, of w[hi]ch I shall make best use I cann my selfe, But be confident I will nott Impartt the same to noe Man liveinge, for Some Reasons best knowne to my selfe soe to that p[ar]ticular shall say noe more then that I wish I may live to make you a Retaliatiion In some measure – Inclosed you have a Bill for £120 upon Mr Hen: Nelthorppe payable 4 d<
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