Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 7 Jan 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Jan 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle Jan 7th 75/6

Mr Ed Willett


My last unto you was of the 31st past from stockton since have Received yours of the same Date with an acct of my Leed and the 3 Bills you mentione we have no ex: [exchange] betwixt this place & yours so have sent sd Bills to London to be Negotiated w[hi]ch if can be done any way Reasonable I will be well butt if not I have ordered my friend Mr Hen: Nelthorpe Gouldsmith at the Rose in London to returne them unto you w[hi]ch if he do then be pleased to Remitt me there valew by bils payable In London, according to the Course of your exchange, I am very well Content w[i]th w[ha]t you did about the saile of sd Lead, soe not a woord more of that, Let Mr <Cappre> alone for tis my fathers business, and not mine and In Gods name Lett then End it for I will not meddle In it, I hope Jno fuller may be with you as soone as this, who hath In 200 p[iece]s Lead of mine Consigned unto Mr Jno Cocquemer who hath order to observe the order In the disposall thereof, which lett him have In due time as you shall think most for my advantidge the said vessell Is Loaden all w[hi]ch Lead Consigned to Mr Legendre, but mine as I have advise Mr Cocquemer Is distinguished from the Rest, being marked W B A D and Is Laid alone betwixt decks, this pray advise Mr Cocquemer over againe, that he may Receive my Lead and noe others w[hi]ch weighs 271: 7: 7 to Compute the weight and the disposall of sd Lead I frely Leave to your discretion, soe w[ha]t you doe shall be to my full satisfaction not doubting but In all Concernes, you will seake my advantidge to the best of your Knowlidge, you are to pay noe freight for I pay the same here to my father pray writ to nance [Nantes] about huntington I am MB

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467