Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 12 Nov 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Nov 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle 9ber 12th 1675

Mr Ed: Willett


I have before me yours of the 5 present with the very welcome newes of Jeremy Gardners good arrivall at newhaven w[hi]ch Wm Creagh had from Mr Richd: pickering 2 posts before me but god be thanked they are arrived the disposall of w[hi]ch is left to your discretione not doubting but you can doe as well as others & will d<oe> for me as if it were your owne Concerne and as moneys comesin be remitting me as formerly desired pray send me p[er] first opertunity a Reame of the best & largest post paper and another Reame of ordinary paper & advise me if you thinke a percell of good Jersey stockins would sell with you & pray be adviseing me once on 14 d[ays] w[ha]t you thinke will turne to acct & I will supply you if it be possible for am willing to venture where there is any probabilyty of profitt – the Invoyce of the Leed I can not send you for it was not weighed but for future will save the Charge you mentione I could guesse at the weight thereof but then I should either Cheat the buyer or my selfe and being unwilling to doe either must pay the 1 ½  <liver> p[er] thousand for this <time>

seing Mr Bar & my father finds profitt Certainly I shall be no Looser & so long as you give me Incouridgement you shall want neither Leed not Coales nor no thing this place affords that you thinke will turne to any good acct Brother davisson is well & bro: Ed: but trades none I am in has[te] Sr MB

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