Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 31 Dec 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 Dec 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Stockton xber ult 1675

Mr Ed: Willett


I writt to you from hence the 28th present where I am still merrily disposed the 200 p[ig]s of Leed advised you of is Shipped but can not send you the <weight> till next opptunity, since my last I heare that John Huntington is at Nantes at w[hi]ch place if you have a Friend write upon receipt, a way you know the debitt & how it came soe lett your Friend gett what he Can for I can not Indure to be <a….d> & would have the Rogue pay for his knavery w[hi]ch I leave wholy to your discression as alsoe the disposall of my Leed. But what ever you doe Lett mee have quicke Returnes, for that pleases mee to the heart I am affrayd my Greate venture is gone, I wonder I know not the account of my last Leed, w[hi]ch pray hasten & Bills for the nett p[ro]ceed I am in hast[e] MB

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