Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 12 Dec 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Dec 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mess[eiu]rs Hum[phrey]: Willett and Compa[ny]          Ditto [Newcastle 12 December 1676]


      I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 5th and 7th present all my Bills therein mentioned I question nott but will finde dew complyance att any time If my thinge In disbursse for mee I am willinge and you shall all wayes find mee Soe To allow consideration; for the time to content ~

      I take notice of the Sale of 20 of my Pigges of Leade for a tryall; w[hi]ch I perceive does nott prove to content; Soe shall nott trouble you w[i]th any more of itt I immagine you are either out of the way for the Sale there of or else they buyers doe thinke to play upon you Mr Mason att the Plough In Theames Streete hath Sold for my Father and mee many thousand peices and can dispose att any time w[ha]t I can send unto him; t'is strange too mee yo[u]r Customeres should complayne of itt; Whereas I send to most partes in Europe of the very same Sorts w[hi]ch never before was found fault w[i]thall; besides I am certaine; <twas> as good Lead as ever was used in England; lett yo[u]r Customers say w[ha]t they please; I can send itt to some who can dispose of itt for ready money; Soe shall nott trouble them w[i]th any more of itt; pray dispose of the remaynder of itt as well as you cann; And against new yeare dispatch yo[u]r account Currant unto him that is


The box by Land I have Rec[eive]d all therein prove to content; but there wants to each Sale a fall Cloth; I desire to know whether any such thinges be Interste or noe  I am MB:

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