Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 5 Feb 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Feb 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle feb 5th 1675/6

Mr Ed: Willett


I have before me yours of the 2<0> past & 4 present which I shall answer In short but I must tell you that by your latter I do so much thinke my selfe Obliedged unto you that all the Barrs in England shall never make me make use of Legendre the coppy of which letter pray peruse at your leisure and take a fools advice have a care how you write the same to others in this place for it may be you may be trappand by there Servants but I shall keep it to my selfe & make use of your advice for future w[hi]ch I like very well – I hope fuller may be arrived ere this come to your hands my venture is Gone pray advise me w[ha]t they cost that I may place the same to your Creditt aboute Huntington I cannot be so much a Jew as to torment him in another Country so that if you or your friend find him and that he will not pay the money upon faire termes let him alone I shall Catch him one time or other and make him pay for all – but sometimes I have occatione for Nantes Brandie and you say you have a very honnest friend there if he be so and Carefull and that upon your word pray Give me a letter of Recommendatione unto him Never send me in your acct Artickles in Grosse but alwayes particulars of every Artickle and pray alwayes send me Jno Cocquemaers acct and I would Gladly know the Reason why you pay Custome for more than Realy the Leed weighs – I shall God willing send you some Leed by every oppertunity I am MB

In your acct you place 2p[er]% provitione I must tell you I am offered few Lesse but I will rather give you 2 Then them 1 ½ p[er] % pray by the by advise me w[ha]t <L/Soude> Mr Pickersgill uses w[ha]t for a man he is I meane In w[ha]t reputatione he hath bene and is still in MB

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