Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 15 Jan 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jan 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle Jan 15 1675/6

Mr Edward Willet


The above is a Coppy of my last to w[hi]ch referrs you since none from you soe the less to inlarge upon, but to advise you that I am utterly undone for not imploying of <Mr> Legendre yet all will not doe for as p[er] before I now neither feare <freets> nor will make use of legendre soe Long as I live but as I sent the bills you sent me to London <ne……> it seems they weer [were] offerd to Mr Pe: Bar upon w[hi]ch he writt me a litter a Coppy thereof as followeth London Jan: 11: 1675/6 

Mr M: B:

Sr I have the honour of yours of the 7th I conceive you will Judge that where much <reallity> is their <me> Compliments I am assuredly your command <this> was about a <le….> business that I desired of him but now follows the remainder and In Testimony of my Reallyty let me tell you that although Mr Legendre and my selfe have the Honnour of your fathers Corrispondency yet it would not be Inconsistent with your Interest did you Honnour us with the same This I say not so much for the advantidge we should reape as for your owne for sure I an[d] Mr Legendre would alwayes be in the Capacity of discounting your Debts there to remitt to your occations by which you would be saved the trouble of Haveing Bills of Debt sent over here to be Negotiated at under allowed prices this is the Cordiall advise of your aff[ectiona]t[e[ friend Peter Bar

You se[e] how I am Blamed I must Confesse I would have given sixpence and more upon Conditione that you had sould my Leed to have bene p[ai]d sooner albeit you had sould it Cheaper as I writt you before for in the first place I shall loose a good friend at London and secondly I shall Loose vastly by Negotiating of your Bills as I suppose you are sencible of but all that shall not take me of from Imploying of you & to turne to Legendre for I do not questione but you can do as well as he I do not mind what P.B. writes me & be sure you take no further notice of the same I hope ere this Jno fuller is arrived with you you have the w[eigh]t of my 200 [p….s] Leed by him to Compute w[hi]ch and the dispersall thereof I freely leave to your discretione and whatever you do shall be to my full satisfactione I can say no more as to that pray write to Nants [Nantes] about Jno Huntington and procure me that Mo[ney] if possible no newes of my wifes venture tis gone I am afraid & so I remaine MB

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