Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 29 Dec 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 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]      Newcastle xber [December]: the 29th: 1676


      I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 16: and 21 present the former of w[hi]ch requires little answer; In the latter takes notice of the Sale of my Leed att £10:10:= p[er] foodder and that the partey would have 120 p[iece]s more w[hi]ch shall (God willinge) and more (bee) by the very first conveniencey conveyed unto you And if you can agree w[i]th him for 3: 4: 5: or 600 p[iece]s more att the same price I will Ingage here shall have them by the very first Shipp that Starres from hence; ~

      If you can but sell I can serve; But I will heare noe complaynts of my Leed for I am nott onely confident but certaine they doe itt without any Cause ~

      Wee use noe greate Pigges here soe can send you none; but as many little ones as you please I can heare nothinge of Fausett I doe nott know w[ha]t is become of him In the meane time I want my Cheese I am


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