Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 13 Nov 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Nov 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle 9ber 13th 1675

Mr Ed: Willett


My last to you was of the 12th present since none from you so the lesse to Inlarge upon this being Cheifly to advise you that there is one Monseu Piere Barronneum of paris who desires my Corrispondence he haveing formerly Imployed Jno Legendre of London to send him Leed from hence so p[ai]d twice commissione w[hi]ch he would Gladly save & have water from the fountane head it seemes sd Barronneau should have had 200 p[iece]s of the Leed you have w[hi]ch Indeed I did off<er> to Legendre but we broke of[f] upon a Triffull [trifle] & he adviseing Barronneau of w[ha]t past I perceive Barronneau was angry <i.> should be meet so desires me to give him that same proffer but I have begd his excuse the Leed being arived have writt him this day a Civill answer and doe desire you to write him & give him the refusall of the Leed for if he be a substantiall man & will give the price currant lett him have it if you Think fitt & be sure advise me w[ha]t for a merchant h<e> is & of  w[ha]t reputatione for I wish I could sell him 2000 p[iece]s Leed if he be an able man this being the needfull I remaine MB

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