Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 1 Dec 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Dec 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Ed[ward]:  Willett   Ditto  [Newcastle 1 December 1676]


      I have only to thanke you heartily for yo[u]r Token w[hi]ch I have Rec[eive]d and have given my Father the Casse marked WB: w[i]th half of the Apples; for w[hi]ch doubtlesse hee will thanke you himselfe ~

      I can nott for my life meete with a conveniencey to send you some Leed though I have Endeavoured itt as much as lies in my power Mr LeGender did agree w[i]th this James Weatherell for the takeinge In 600 p[iec]es or w[i]th the freightar I know nott whether had you done the like for 200: 300: or 400: p[iec]es itt would have done admirable well; but now I can nott prevaile w[i]th him to take in one peece ~

      I am still in p[er]suite of a Vessell I hope to gett you some Leed Conveyed before itt bee long as I proceed advice shall bee given you In dew time by him that Realy is


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