Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 11 Jul 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Jul 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mess[eu]rs Hum: Willett and Compa[ny]              Newcastle July the 11th: [16]76


I have before me yours of the 6th present for Answer my Wifes Gowne and other thinges you are desired to find p[er] very first convenience of Shippinge for if they came not to hand before Lammas; I must runne the Countrey; That w[hi]ch I called a Toppinn is a Tower of Haireworke; w[hi]ch pray lett bee one of the best and of the lightest Haire you can procure; I observe your Insureres answer to my businesse and the many particulars w[hi]ch they would have Inserted In the Pollicy w[hi]ch I can nott doe; Soe returne mee my letter; And trouble your selfe noe more In s[ai]d businesse for I never yett Adventured any thing; but w[ha]t I durst trust God withall; soe lett his will bee done; I will turne Insurer; And Insure itt my selfe. Now Sir I take notice that your Brother Edward is w[i]th you and that one of you doth Intend to accompany him Into the North as farr as this place, pray remember mee kindely to your s[ai]d Brother. And lett him know I desire two kindnesses of him. In which if hee grant nott my request; I will never owne him; first; that hee never thinke of makinge use of any other Lodginge; In this place; but my poore habitation; hee shall have God willing good Oates and beanes for his Horsse; for himselfe lett him take what hee finds; Secondly that hee will be pleased to write to mee as soone as he can w[ha]t night hee Intendes to lye att Darlington; w[hi]ch is a dayes Jorney from this place; if hee have nott allready setten out his Lodginges every night; hee may write mee from any place In the Roade; and whether of you comes a longe w[i]th him you shall bee as welcome to my house as any Man in the world; but pray one of you fayle nott to advise of mee when and w[ha]t might you Intend to lye att Darlington In doeinge of w[hi]ch you will very much oblidge     M:B:
August 1 is Lammas Day (Anglo-Saxon hlaf-mas, ‘loaf-mass’), the festival of the wheat harvest, and is the first harvest festival of the year.

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