Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 19 Aug 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Aug 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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M[esseu]rs Hum: Willett and Compa[ny]       Ditto [Newcastle 19 August 1676]


      yo[u]rs of the 12th and 15th came both to my hand together the last Post; w[hi]ch Requires little Answer more then my hearty thankes; for yo[u]r Care of Receiving and Payinge w[i]th needful; All Bills I remitt and Charge upon you ~

      Sir I desire to know if you Can p[ro]cure a hansome Tricktrack bord; As will have In Frame usually vizt w[i]th holes Allonge Each side to marke the Game and Chess board upon the backe side thereof; If Soe I pray Advise mee the lowest price of the same; And you will Oblidge     MB:

I have a p[ar]cell of Tarr lately comed from Hambrough; If you have occasion either for that Comodity or a p[ar]cell of Planke or Timber I will use you well God willing    MB:
‘Tric-trac’ was a French version of backgammon.

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