Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 9 Sep 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Sep 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Ed: Willett   Ditto 


      I have before mee yo[u]rs acceptable Lines of the 11th present for answer unto w[hi]ch may please take notice; that all yo[u]r complem[en]ts I shall Answer w[i]th Silence; you know I am noe French Man; bit In playne English w[ha]t Entertaynement you Rec[eive]d here from my hands was neither accordinge to yo[u]r deserts nor nott soe much worth as thankes ~

      I am Endeavouringe to send you a Vessell or two w[i]th Coales w[hi]ch I hope to gett effected before itt be longe and so as yett will say noe more Pray Advise mee if Grindstones bee good Comodity w[i]th you and the price thereof As allso the price of Bees Wax, w[ha]t I did desire you to send mee when you were here was Lace but wee will defer that a While onely pray advise mee if att yo[u]r place you can procure mee allwayes of the newest Fashion ~

      Desire Mr Coquemer to give you an Account of Mr An: Dobsones Effects In his handes If any Money dew pray Receive itt; or If hee hath any of they Cottones Unsold lett him send them to you And here you pleased to dispose therof; for as I understand itt Mr Coquemer doth nott deale hanesomly w[i]th s[ai]d Dobson; butt will nott Judge till I heare both partyes Speake; I will keepe S[ai]d Coquemer Indamnified by observinge my order Soe I hope hee will nott refuse to doe itt; if hee doe itt may bee worsse for him I am Sir

The date is unknown, but it is somewhere between 1st – 12th Sept, probably 9th  based on contents of a later letter of the 12th

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