Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 16 Dec 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 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]      Newcastle xber [December]: the 16th: 1676


      Inclosed you have a bill for £500=:3 of w[hi]ch w[he]n dew I pray procure the needfull and place itt to <to> account 

      I have this day drawne upon you these followinge billes vizt

one for a £180 payable 28/d[ays] after date To Mr Edw[ard]: Callender or Order vallew of Mr Geo[rge]: Murton   .......................... £180:=:=

one for £120 payable 28/d[ays] after date To Henry Ashurst Esq[ui]re or Order vallew of S[ai]d Murton ........................................ £120:=:=

As allso one other Bill for £20:=:= payable 4/d[ays] sight To to Mr Matthias Hunter or Order vallew of Mr Allexander Simpson .................£20:=:=

one more for £32:7:= payable 30/d[ays] Sight to Henry Ashurst Esq[ui]re or Order valew of Mr Geo[rge]: Murton  .............................£32:7:=

                                                          In all £352:7:=

To w[hi]ch lett all dew hono[u]r be given

      I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 9th unanswred In the first place for the future In yo[u]r Supersaription pray leave out the word worshippfull ti's a title I neither desire nor deserve ~

      Jno Fawsett nott yett arrived I suppose hee may bee w[i]th you for I heare that Theames hath beene frozen upp for some time ~

      Lett mee have noe more talke of the Coursness of my Leed; I shall nott trouble you w[i]th any more I know ti's as good Melting Leed as any is in England; but I see yo[u]r Customers Intends to play upon you but soe they shall nott upon mee you say you are offered £10:5:= by Some And by others £10:7:=  pray take the most you can procure; but I hope you will privaile for ready money upon w[hi]ch  Tearmes take £10:=:= rather then saile far short I leave itt to yo[u]r discretion; Soe doe therein w[ha]t you thinke convenient Soe I remayne


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