Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 7 Aug 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Aug 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Hump[hrey]: Willett     					Newcastle August 7: 1677


      I have att Last gott some Leasure to answer many of yours at Lardge, w[hi]ch I have hitherto omitted ~

      In the first place have given you Creditt for my wifes gown et& [etc] £25:3:11d according to your Letter of the 14th June ~ and I thanke you for your great Care therein; as also for you drew Complyance w[ith] all bills Charged upon you, and Care In receiving when dew all bills sent to you ~ noe more of Jno Ellison, I would not have thought itt of him, if it had not comd from your owne mouth, but he is a person substantiall anove [enough?] In my opinion ~

      I will not meddle with my brother and you about the £5:=:= mentioned in yours of the 7th July, soe End it your selfs, never doe you mention of anything writ to me of itt, had it been any other but my brother would have been very ready to have served you I am sorry for the death of Alderman <Burkin>, the Lord In heaven prepare us all ~

      The acc[oun]t of the sail of my Leed have rec[eive]d Examined, found right and booked In Conformity w[i]th you haveing debited your acc[oun]t Currant £125:10s:5d ~

      mrs Ogle is a brave Lady as I heare, I wonder w[ha]t reason shee had to thanke me for my kindness I am Certaine I never see her In all my life and I was not p[ai]d for the returne of her money to Content 

      I observe you have Rec[eive]d bills for £500:=:= and accepted my bills for £240:=:= all w[hi]ch is well ~

      all my Leed my father hath Commanded, so In hast may expect none I am really


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