Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 5 May 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 May 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr. Hum: Willett	                           Newcastle May the 5th 1676


I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 22d: 27 and 29th past w[hi]ch I shall now God willinge Answer att large, In yo[u]r former and last doe find 2 Bills remitted mee by yo[u]r Brother, w[hi]ch Inclosed send you desiring you to resend the ballne [balance] when due and place the same To my credditt  I thank you for haveinge spoake to Mr Sheapherd; and also for promiseinge paym[en]t of my Bill of £ 16:=:=:=. I take notice of the Contents of yo[u]rs of the 27th for Answer I thinke you need not feare; Butt w[ha]t foraigne Bills I send you will be punctually pay[e]d, for to this day I never had one protested yett, nor shall you loose a farthing, if any chance to be badd I this day charged upon you £100 payable 6/d [days] sight to Mr Ben Ellison or order Valew of him, w[hi]ch I hope accordinge to yo[u]r kind promise, you will lett finde all hono[u]r allowinge you w[ha]t you thinke reasonable till you bee in Casle, soe I hope you will nott lett itt be protested for I would not for £20 you should <nor any> Bill I chardge upon you – and this day I also accepted a Bill for £225=1:6d: Chardged from Rochell by An: Allaire the 24th past payable 2/ds [days] In the House of Mr Peter Bar att last Endorsed to Mr Herman Olmias whome praye acquaint you will pay the same when due, I think you will be I Cash before itt be due within 2 or 3 posts I thinke to send you a Bill for 3 or £400 att short sight   I am    MB:

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