Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 21 Jul 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Jul 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mess[eu]rs Hump: Willett and Compa[ny]     Ditto [Newcastle] July the 21: 1676


      I have before mee yo[u]res of the 15th present, for answer in the first place pray returne mee the letter from John Strother; Secondly be pleased to Informe yo[u]r selfe of the Taylor and advise mee w[ha]t those 12 yards of flowered Silver Ribbin is for and how to use them for here will know nott ~

      I take notice you have spoaken w[i]th Mr Clipsham but could nott p[re]valye w[i]th him to Signe the Release I sent you I hope you did nott presse itt upon him if you did you did more than was desired of you if hee will not Signe itt lett him make some other use of itt; hee talkes of the Sale of his Pruones [prunes]; they were the verry outcastes of a p[ar]cell the worst that ever I see; Some whole Caskes nott worth 6d a hundred; as I can make appeare ~

      People that are dissatisfied without any reason when I meete w[i]th such I order them accordingly ~

      Soe I will see him as farr as Jemaico before I humer him soe much as to pay him his money att London; if hee have noe Correspondence here I am sure hee hath att Stockton who can easily  Re[leas]e itt if hee pleases; but pray trouble nott the man too much lett him use his discression; if hee were a Civill p[er]son hee would never have abused mee as hee did

      I have Rec[eive]d my Box all thinges are very much to Content I am       M:B:

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