Letter – Michael Blackett to James Ward – 15 Aug 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Aug 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: James Ward
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr James Ward        Newcastle Aug[us]t the 15th 1676



Sir

      I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 10th present thereby takes notice that you have Endevoured to Charge the £10:10:=: upon mee; w[hi]ch I rec[eive]d of W[illia]m Locke upon yo[u]r account but could nott effect yo[u]r designes In soe much that you desire mee to send you a bill for itt or to Order Capten Mayson to pay itt  ~

      In w[hi]ch I must begg yo[u]r excuse for I never Traded w[i]th Capten Mayson in my life upon my owne account; nore have I any money att London; if you bee willinge to allow 1½ p% [percent] w[hi]ch is the present Exchange betwixt this place and London; I will Endevour to p[ro]cure you a good Bill att 4/d [days] Sight; otherwise yo[u]r money is still att yo[u]r Command In this Place; upon an hours warneinge; I shall either pay itt to any other; or Charge itt upon mee at Sight; yo[u]r Bill shall bee honoured; w[ha]t Store his Shipp hath I know nott; I take him to be an honest Man; but doe w[ha]t you will w[i]th him; for t'is nothinge to mee; My Fathers booke keeper is att London when hee comes home; I shall procure God willinge and send you an account of all his decidents; Since the vessell was bought In the Meane time Remayne

              M:B:


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