Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 22 Oct 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Oct 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Ed: Willet								Newcastle 8ber 22nd

I have not time to give you a Coppie of my former but I hope it came well to your hand as alsoe before the the 600 ps Leed good news of wch would be very acceptable unto me if please god they arrive well pray dispose of them as you think convenient either at price curr[en]t or keep them awhile for a better market for the disposal thereof is wholly left to your discretion not doubting but you will doe for me as if it were your owne Concerne. Now Sr I desire one favour of you wch is when you shall be in Cash you would be pleased to send by a Careful man sweetmeats to the value of 3 pounds-

all weett excepting a little few w[hi]ch let be dryed and of the best sort but be sure send none of the w<eet> ones that are sweet s[c]ented and because I know not w[ha]t quantity you will get for £3 

I must desire you to use your owne discrectione and send me as many as will serve me all this winter for you know these long winter nights people does little but feast and play at Cards so desireing your Excuse for this trouble I am MB

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