Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 11 Nov 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Nov 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mess[eur]s Hum[phrey]: Willett and Compa[ny]    Ditto [Newcastle 11 November 1676]


In the first place (I will (God spareing mee life) next Post send you a bill for £100 upon w[hi]ch you may relye and shortly after a bill for some more I wonder exceedingly I have noe money remitted mee from Holland noe reamedy but patience pray advise mee if you could dispose of any Leed yearely for mee w[ha]t quantity and how itt now Rules w[i]th you yo[u]r Lady doth buy thinges soe well that shee shall nott want my Custome soe pray p[re]vayle w[i]th her to buy for my Wife two sutes [suits] of Childes Cloathes in the Moneth; and all thinges belonging unto them; both Laced and one a very Rich one and the other an ordinary <one> more one Pearle Colloured Satan Mantell w[i]th a Rich Lace of the newest Fashon and bee pleased to send mee them by very firste oppertunity by Land I have a Cousen att London John Rumney by name who I have ordered to Drinke a Crowne w[i]th you hee will bringe them downe if noe oppertunity present before hee come butt would nott have him troubled if itt could bee avoyded and if an oppertunity present by Shippinge pray send mee a large Screene w[i]th 6 or 7 leaves and two Basketes for the keepinge the Childes Cloathes the one a fine one and the other an ordinary one I begg yo[u]r Ladyes Excuse heartily for all this trouble; If ever I come to London I will thanke her and soe I remayne


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