Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 22 Apr 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Apr 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Hum[phrey]: Willett        Newcastle Ap[r]ill 22d [16]76


      My last to you was of the 15th ditto to w[hi]ch refferrs you Since have Rec[eive]d yo[u]rs of the 18th present doe heartily thank you for the paymt [payment] of my £100 Bill.

      I perceive Capten Guliames hath nott as yett called upon you for any money nore doe I think hee will but if in case hee doe pray lett my former Order bee observed ~

      I take notice of yo[u]r Answer to w[ha]t I writt you as concernenige [concerning] forraigne [foreign] Billes w[hi]ch I doe willingly accept of being very satisfactory unto mee, I doe nott question butt what forraigne [foreign] Billes I shall send you will be punctually Complyed w[i]thall; but incase of default, you actinge yo[u]r <pte> [part] on yo[u]r side as you say you will I doe promise and Ingadge my selfe hereby to make itt <qut> [quite] good accordinge to yo[u]r desire w[hi]ch is butt reason and w[ha]t I did to Mr Nelthorppe, soe w[ha]t Billes I send you, pray procure the needfull of the same when dew and when Billes by you if I should change to drawe any money upon you, before you be in Cash, I hope accordinge as you write you will be pleased to discompt my Billes upon the tearmes above mentioned, and furnishe me w[i]th money when I have occasion, for all my Writing I doe nott Use, to draw before my money bee ready and Rec[ieve]d att London for w[ha]t I write is meerely to prevent protesting of my Billes; when a considerable advantadge is offerred mee, w[hi]ch I hope you will nott suffer Coales 8s p[er] Cha[l]der, Leed £11 10s p[er] fudder of 21c [cwt] each Contayneinge 112<C> [cwt] freinght for the latter for Haven degrace is generally 20 <..ohs> p[er] pigg free of all charges and for Rouen 25s and for former 30 <.Sts> [Stuyvers] p[er] Chalder for Rouen And 25<s>for Haven degrace [Note 1] w[i]th primidge and Averidge, to the Captane of the Seas - I am M:B:
Haven degrace - old name for Le Havre

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