Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Verlaen – 14 Apr 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Apr 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Nicholas Verlaen
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle Ap[r]ill the 14th 1676

Mr Nicholas Verlane


Since my last to you of the 10th March past have Rec[eive]d yours of the 30th & 31st past the former by John Persey & the latter by Post both w[hi]ch I shall now answer God willing att large The price of the Shovels & Water Dogge I have placed to your Creditt, I thanke you for your kindness, about procureinge mee a good Water Dogg as you call him, as yett I have had noe greate tryall of him, soe knowes not how hee may prove, But I can tell you for certayne, that the seller did come beyond you for the Dogg is basely founded in both his fore feete, nor has hee any such quallityes well as you mention, I gave they<..> Cabbin Boyes w[ha]t you ordered, But they deny to have Rec[eive]d any thinge of you pray advise mee w[ha]t you gave them that I may place the same to your account.

In your letter I finde a Bill of £150 w[hi]ch I have placed to Booke in conformity w[i]th you I have now onely to desire you that w[ha]t leade you have of myne in your hands, you will nott fayle to putt itt off, when a good oppertunity presents, & the sooner the farr more acceptable to mee, for shortly I shall have occasion for more money in London then I know well how to rayse soe desireing your complyance & readyness to effect this my desire I remayne MB

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