Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 3 Feb 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Feb 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Charles Banks
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mes[seu]rs Cha[rles]: and James Bankes    ditto [3 February 1677]


      I have Rec[eive]d yo[u]rs of the 16th past w[i]th two p[ri]mo billes of Exchange; from Mr Strother w[hi]ch are not they billes In difference; Soe (that I may noe more in vayne trouble you about this) doe here under send that the Creditt side of his account Currant vizt


one Bill p[ri]mo March upon Peter Wattson for                 RD 0300:

one more 22 ditto [March] upon yo[u]r selves for              RD 0300:

two more 31 ditto [March] w[hi]ch Billes I have In my hands   RD 1200:=

tow [two] more 22 Aprill for                                  RD 1200:=

one more 31 May for                                           RD 0178:=

two more June the 14th: and 17th for                          RD 1650:=

And his last Draught for                                      RD:0400:=

[RD: Rijksdaalder - Dutch, ‘national dollar’] which will easily discover the mistake – If on his side you are both to blame; hee for drawinge above Comission and you for acceptinge but if on yo[u]rs I immagine t'is misplaced in account soe lett them that have had the benefitt thereof give satisfaction principally Intrest; for I can make use of my money as well as otheres pray give mee yo[u]r speedy answer and lett mee know to whome you delivered my Inclosed for Mr Na: Wattson; itt was for my freind and hee hath Rec[eive]d noe answer thereto I am


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