Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 10 Mar 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Mar 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle March 10th 1675/6

Mr Hum: Willett


My absence hath occasioned soe longe answer to yours of the <..> & 29 past, to w[hi]ch I shall now say In short that when ever I have any businesse In your place I shall make bold w[i]th you seeing you are pleased to accept of my Small Commission & shall shortly I thinke desire you to Ensure mee 5 or £600 upon that Vessell I formerly writt you of Butt shee is noe Engli[sh] Built Vessell, onely as free as any English Built Shipp Can bee of that Nature – I have delivered the Inclosed In your last accordingely to the Superscription Thereof, this being the needfull I kiss your hands & Remayne MB

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