Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 15 May 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 May 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr. Hum: Willett and Compa[ny]	                          Newcastle May the 15th [16]76


      I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 9th present; w[hi]ch is soe full of kinde expressions, that I can nott omitt to returen you my hearty thankes and especially for yo[u]r lardge freedome you give mee of nott spareinge you upon all occations; w[hi]ch Inboldenes mee to advise you that as business falls outt I will mak[e] bold to trouble you ~

      Sir I have this day vallued upon you £50:=: payable 10/d [days] sight to Mr Tho: Foster or Order Vallue of him, And have all soe accepted a bill for £72:7:2d drawne from Hambrough [Hamburg] the 25th past by Es/m Ch: and James Bankes upon mee payable 2/us [2 month's usance] to Sr Jno: Fredericke or Order in London; soe have ordered them to repayre to yo[u]r House for paym[en]t Therefore to both w[hi]ch Bills I desire you will please to give dew honour; upon the account of                          MB:

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