Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 6 May 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 May 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr. Ed: Willett	                          ditto [Newcastle May 6th 1676 ]


      My last to you was of the 22d Ap[r]ill 76 To w[hi]ch referrs you Since have Rec[eive]d yo[u]rs of the 28th past and 5th present both w[hi]ch I shall now God willinge Answer att lardge 

Noe newes as yett of my Pistoles I hope shortly to heare of them but yesterday I gott my Sweete meates w[hi]ch are good for little; as you may Immagine, having beene soe oft in Salt Water 

      Both yo[u]r Bills I have Rec[eive]d as allsoe my Amount Currant; All w[hi]ch have booked in conformity w[i]th you haveinge after examination found all right, nott doubting but yo[u]r Billes will be pay[e]d when dew

      Ife every Article in this account of the Sale of my 200 p[ie]ces of Leed, bee as amply specified as may bee then I am much mistaken for first you say for freight from New Haven £37 2 . 6 I would know how much p[er] Tonn; or how you came to make this freight soe much Secondly you say for porteridge and Cart hire In all p[iece]s £10 I would know how much for the one and how much for the other and if you pay these duties by the Ton, or p[ie]ces if soe then how much by the w[hi]ch you pay

      Then thirdly you say soe much for Mr Coquemaers Charges and commission I desire a nother of p[er]ticulers now I leave itt to yo[u]r selfe to judge if this Account bee as amply specified as may be; nott I question yo[u]r honesty butt mearely for my satisfaction of beinge desireous to know exactly the chardge of a <£> 100 p[ie]ces or 200 p[ie]ces Leed with you; That soe I might immediatly cast upon the same, when ever I should have occasion; I can not affoard to send you any Leed till yo[u]r Markett mends this sellinge att 5/Us [5 month's usance] vexe mee to the heart, nor can you expect any Stockinges haveinge other wise disposed thereof, In respect you can give mee noe Encuradgemt [encouragement] for the sendinge of the same, In the mean time for Answer to the maney kindnesses you mention I refere my selfe to my last ~

      the 2 Reames paper pray send mee p[er] first opportunity our Past paper and the other Course, and when I know the price itt shall be placed to yo[u]r Creditt by            MB:

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