Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Nelthorpe – 15 Jan 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jan 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Henry Nelthorpe
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle Jan 15th 1675/6

Mr Hen: Nelthorpe


I have before me yours of the 11th In w[hi]ch take notice of the Receipt of my 3 french bills which I perceive were offered to Mr Bar I would rather have Given £5 then he should have knowne thereof because he is angry with me that I do not Imploy his Bro[ther] Legendre of Rouen but I do not care I hope every man may Imploy whome he pleases so speake not a word of this to him but negotiate my Bills upon the best termes you can because shortly I shall have occatione to draw 2 or £300 upon you I am affraid let me know p[er] first upon what termes you can Negotiate my Bills that I may Booke the same in Conformity with you only take notice they have not so far to Run as they had when you first Received them but faile not to Negotiate them as well as you can I take notice what you write aboute Insureance certainly you are mistaken or tis very strange to me I do not desire to have Insured the whole voyadge only back from Stockholme if she never come there as God forbid I pay no Insureance for the voydges she goes before shall be upon my <…..> I supose it will be nigh may day before it please God she be at Stockholme and In summer time if from thence to this place they demand 5/8 p[er]% I will Rather Loose all then Insure a farthing for I am sure Mr Bar Got my father £1500 upon a vessell from Bourdeaux lately the very worst time in the yeare and when no news could be heard of the vessell and for all this p[ai]d butt 3 ½ p[er]% so Judge I pray you I am Sr MB

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