Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 6 Jan 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jan 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Edward Willett    Ditto [Newcastle 6 January 1677]


      I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 29th past the contents have noted hereby you have an Order accordinge to yo[u]r desire w[hi]ch pray see To gett effected as offten as you can possibly 

      Mr Ed[ward]: Willett when you meet w[i]th a conveniencey of a Vessell cominge to this place either from Rouen or Newhaven that returnes to either of S[ai]d places; pray by every such conveniencey (untill you Receive a contradictory Order) prevaile if possible for the conveyinge of 2 or 300 p[iec]es Leed agreeing for freight as well as you cann; w[hi]ch I leave to yo[u]r discretion wholy; and w[hen]ever you doe I will make good; but for feare of the Worst; lett not yo[u]r agrem[en]t bee for above 300 p[iec]es In a vessell for I have nott Leed allwayes afore hand. Now Sir pray minde yo[u]r businesse and shipp noe oppertunity I will minde the weighinge of the Leed accordinge to yo[u]r desire noe quantity of bees Wax to bee p[ro]cured wish you a happie and prosperous new yeare w[i]th many more followinge; the like to yo[u]r good Mother and the Rest of yo[u]r Family w[hi]ch is the hearty desire of


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