Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 8 Feb 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Feb 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Ed Willett



Since mine of the 5th present have received yours of the 7 Ditto the Contents have well observed but I wonder w[ha]t needs so many Complyments betwixt you and me if I were not satisfied with youre ability & honnesty do you thinke I would Imploy you In short I am so well Satisfied therewith that I desire none of your friends to give me any Security of w[ha]t I shall trust in youre hands and for the remainder of all youre Complements I shall answer them with Silence only give me Leave to tell you that my friend at London is no more my friend but I allow is not for he did nothing for me worth speaking of but what he was pd for so for future I should be Glad your Bro: would accept of my small Commission in this place to which affect I have this post writt him a letter I hope Jno fuller is with you ere this the vessell which had my Sweetmeates in it seemes ran a shore of at Holly Iland but I am affraid they are gone I wish never Greater Losse come to newcastle I would Gladly know w[ha]t they cost that I might Give you Creditt for the Ammounte thereof pray mind my paire of pistolls & 2 hatts desired in my last let the pistolls be Good & the hatts as formerly desired about 7 ½ Inches Diameter w[hi]ch of proportionall will be aboute 22 ½  Inches Round and pray let them be so deep as will Cover ones Eares. I am very certaine I did formerly desire to know whether a percell of Good Jersey Stockins would sell with you or not to which I never had a word in answer pray upon receipt let me have your opinion thereof

I am MB

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