Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 10 Mar 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Mar 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle March 10th 1675/6

Mr Edw: Willett


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 upon that accompt I perceive by your letter you have <….> used to the Stockinge Trade, for I know Woollinge Stockings payes greate Custome, Tis Jearsey Stockings I meane of & to the best of my knowledge that sort payes little or noe Custome, butt if it did Cannott as well as others, play a little the sleight of hand, & gett them a Shoare without paying any Custome att all I am certayne many <slick> trickes are done In your place, your advice to this I pray give mee p[er] first oppertunity.

I am sorry you miss an opportunity for the sendinge mee those things I desired, pray Shipp noe more, whereby you will oblidge MB

I pray thanke Jno Cockmer for his Letters MB

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