Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 29 Jul 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Jul 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Hum: Willett and Compa[ny]    Newcastle July the 29th: [16]76


      I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 25th present w[hi]ch before I answer pray take notice that I have Shipped aboard of James Stott a Ipswich Man 2 dryed Salmon and a little box; who I hope may bee w[i]th you as soone as this; bee pleased to enquire after him and Rec[eive]d s[ai]d thinges; the Salmon yo[u]r brother bought for his Lady. In the box you will find 4 Petty=Coats w[hi]ch pray lett yo[u]r Mayd doe as much as gett dyed accordinge to the Severall Noates writt upon each Petty=Coate and you will oblidge mee very much; I thank you heartily for w[ha]t you have Shipped In Abraham Dixson the £1:11d:= I have placed to yo[u]r Creditt

      yo[u]r Brothers went from hence yesterday morninge I wish them a good Journey w[i]th all my heart I payd  them £3:=:=: w[hi]ch place to my Creditt Speake nott to Clipsham In the least nor give him a good word I doe postively forbid you to pay him one farthinge upon my account If you doe I will nott owne itt; When the 4 Petty=Coates are gott dyed bee pleased to send them mee by first oppertunity of Shippinge and you will oblidge     M:B:

      Pray remember mee kindly to yo[u]r brother Edward when hee gettes home

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