Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 17 Jun 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Jun 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr: Hum: Willett and Compa[ny]          ditto [Newcastle June 17th 1676]


I have beene the most part of this Weeke in the Westcountery att my returne doe meete w[i]th yo[u]rs of the 10th and 13th am gladd the Bill of £340: is p[aye]d you I am very well satisfied, w[i]th the Bottles you have Shipped though as yett I have nott <attay.ed> to that p[er]le of wisdom of makeinge use of Pint Bottles; w[hi]ch I must confess are very necessary; And my wild Oats beinge now allmost Sown upon second consideration I wish you had sent mee as many Gill bottles; but w[ha]t you have done is very well, soe have given you Creditt accordinge to yo[u]r advice £4:15:6 and w[ha]t comission you desire shall be allowed you all pleasure In S[ai]d le[tte]r you say my Bill of £72:3s:7d drawne by Messeieures Bankes of Hambrough [Hamburg] is payed; you mistake tis Messe[u]rs Bankes who shortely will draw £1000 upon mee payable in yo[u]r house for w[hi]ch God willinge you shall bee p[ro]vided In due time the Bill of 100 upon Mr Stock[e] have this day sent to Rotterdam w[i]th the p[ro]test; Advise mee w[ha]t chardge you were att aboute the same that I may take notice Thereof; for I feare nott repayment w[i]th all chardges; Wm Nephew is an honest Man I know him very well; to whome pray send the Inclosed I am In hast:     MB:

desire Mr Nephew to deliver the Inclosed to his Brother    MB

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