Letter – Michael Blackett to Nathaniel Smith – 17 Oct 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Oct 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Nathaniel Smith
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Nath[aniel]: Smith:    Ditto  [Newcastle 17 October 1676]


      I have before mee yo[u]r kinde lett[e]r of the 9th present but I doe nott understand why you should thinke that to dispose of yo[u]r pap[er] is too greate a trouble for mee; I assure you I thinke itt not soe; but rather very ready and willinge to serve either Mr Nepheu [Nephew] or you as you shall Finde mee upon all accounts I am onely Sorrey that this first oppertunity of Serveinge you should prove soe baddly; yo[u]r pap[er] I have Sold to Mr W[illia]m Hutchinson att they same price hee badd [bid] you w[he]n you were here (vizt) 2S: 8d a Reame w[he]n delivered shall send you the account; I am affrayd itt will nott turne to account but I can nott helpe itt; I assure you I did my best; but cannott procure one farthinge more 

      my Service to Mr Wattson and Mr Nepheu [Nephew] and bee pleased To accept of the same yo[u]r selfe As also hearty thankes To you all for yo[u]r kinde Wishes I am in hast


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