Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 23 Dec 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Dec 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mess[eiu]rs Hum[phrey] Willett and Compa[ny]      Ditto [Newcastle 23 December 1676]


I have none of yo[u]rs to answer; Soe the less to Inlarge upon this serveing cheifely to give you notice that this day I have accepted a bill for £100 St[erlin]g dated the 11th present drawne upon mee; by M[esseiu]rs Charles and James Bankes of Hamburgh payable 2/us  [usance] att yo[u]r house in London To Mr John Bankes or Order w[hi]ch I pray lett have dew hono[u]r and if Said bill be shewed you before dew; please to promisse paym[en]t and about that time you shall bee In Cash; or before if possible; I have also this day vallewed a bill upon you for £60: payable 30/d[ays] Sight to Mr Nicho[las]: Hardinge or Order vallew of Mr John Duglas w[hi]ch pray lett likewise bee hono[u]red God willinge I shall Supply you where with all to discharge both before they fall dew; In the meane time I hope you may dispose of my Leed w[hi]ch may a little putt you in Cash; and w[hi]ch would bee much to the Satisfaction of. / <Sris.>


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