Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 8 Feb 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Feb 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle feb the 8th 1675/6

Mr Humphray Willet & compa[ny]


I have before me yours of the 3rd present with 2 Inclosures the one is from your Bro: Ed: to my selfe the is other is I suppose from you my Bro: Davisson which I have <..> according to your desire butt pray Sr let me be so free with you as to tell you that I do nott understand your writeing at all when you say you will readily be responsable for your Bro: Ed: In that he shall alwayes alwayes render me a true & a faithfull acct of all things whatsoever I shall at any time Intrust him withall did ever I desire any such thing from you no I am so well satisfied with his Ability & honnesty that I choose rather to Imploy him then sume others recommended unto me for w[hi]ch I am soundly scoulded & Am Like to Loose a good friend in your place but I valew him not as <loan> for I have nothing done but what I pay for and your Bro: I will trouble with my small Commissione so long as I live this is in short Sr now I have no other friend in London but Mr Hen: Nelthorpe who is my Cash keeper for my other friend hath forsaken me so that what businesse Lyes not in sd Nelthorpes way I should be Glad you would please to accept thereof I hope time will make us better acquainted tis true I am but a younge merchant but let not this hinder me of haveing the Honnour of your Corrispondence if you thinke it Convenient for you neede not feare I shall ever be in your D[eb]t for I must Confesse tis not Good to trust younge merchants I have a vessell in this River at present burthen about 200 Last Going for plymouth so for Rotchell and so for Stockholme pray advise me if you could Insure me £600: or £1000: upon the Back voy[a]dge Simply that is only from Stockholme Considering it will be Summer time I suppose you may do it upon reasonable termes pray let me have your opinion in doing of w[hi]ch you will obliedge MB

pray advise me if you can upon w[ha]t termes the Gouldsmiths do Gennerally agree with your merchants for receiveing & paying of there money MB

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