Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 28 Sep 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Sep 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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I have before me yours of the 13th present In the firs<t> place pray take notice that the company is Seperated & I for future am to act for my selfe soe that I can now doe w[ha]t I will for am no Longer bound for feare of displeaseing <M .> <B..>. to consigne all Leed I send for Rouen unto Mr LeGendre who may be certaine he shall have none of my commissions <w[hi]ch> I must confesse are not worth his Trouble.

I wish I had knowne your Corrispondents name at Newhaven w[hi]ch pray let me know at your leisure for sumtimes an opertunity offers for that place but seld<om> all our English men being affraid of that river I sould all the Leed w[hi]ch Bernard Robinson Tooke <..> who I suppose is with you long ere This I could have shipped w[ha]t Leed I pleased aboard of him for my owne acct but if I had shipped any it must have beene consigned to mr Legendre for then the company was not seperated I am now seekeing an opertunity to consigne sum Leed unto your selfe & hopes to procure one shortly but I am against your freighting of A vessell for being winter Time it may soe fall out that I may have no Leed in readinesse when she arrives w[hi]ch is occationed by the badnesse of the wayes in so much that noe carriadge can passe.

Leed £12. p[er] fodder w[hi]ch will be about £13: 10: free aboard Coales 10s p[er] Ch[alder] Rye £16:10 p[er] last beane £10 to £12 p[er] last Oats £6: to £7: p[er] last when I have any businesse in your parts you may be Certaine of being Troubled with my concernes & if I can doe you any service in these parts upon all occations you may freely dispose of him who is MB

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