Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 18 Mar 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Mar 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle March 18th 1675/6

Mr Hum: Willet


I writt you the 14th present & there withall Remitted you £120 since have Rec[eive]d yours of the same date, for w[hi]ch I doe most heartily thanke you, Though am exceedingly glad that it doth not prove my Nelthorpe, w[hi]ch is under a Cloud if It had, I had beene most undone this takeing all into consideration I am in a measure Sorry that I draw my Bill upon him for Some time before I was Indeaveringe to be hansomly cleare w[i]th him & soe to make use of you for the future a little time will make you certayne of this truth but in the meane time to keepe my Creditt w[i]th him, lett mee desire you that if in case the money bee nott Rec[eive]d nott to Receive a farthinge thereof And to acquaint Mr Nelthorppe you have Order from Esquire John Hearon for soe doeinge, nott mentioneing mee in the least for I have this Post advised Mr Nelthorpe that the sd Esquire hath given mee to Content In consideration that if my Bill bee nott payd, to Order the non paym[en]t thereof & to repay him his money here In doeinge this hansomly that nothinge may be Suspected you will very much oblidge MB

Since writing the above I have taken things into better consideration, & doe thinke itt nott Convenient to writte to Mr Nelthorpe this Post, soe pray doe things hansomely, And act for mee as if it were your owne business, If you thinke him secure pray <Rec[eiv]e> nott the money but Acquaint him as is above desired But if you thinke There may Bee any Danger of <s….> then pray Endeavour to Receive the Bill for MB

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