Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Ledgant – 17 Jun 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Jun 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Robert Ledgant
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Robt Ledgant           Newcastle June 17th : [16]76


Upon Receipt of yo[u]rs of the 12th present Immediately repayred to our Custome House, and Showed yo[u]r Certificatt To our Officers; who can doe you noe good, yo[u]r Bond beinge sent Into the Exchquer, tis very Strange that neither you, nor none of yo[u]r Owneres should not mind that business Sooner all knowinge that a bond was given you Cleareinge for the Coast, but Excuse mee, I am Too bold; Inclosed I returne you the s[ai]d Certificatt, my Advise is that Immediately without delay; you send the same to some freind In London; w[i]th order to require w[i]th all convenient hast To the Exchequer office, where if sone [soon] done you will gett of for 5s or 10s att most but the longer you forbeare the more chardge itt will bee soe left yo[u]r discression ~

To yo[u]r Brother Mr Wm pray present the Service of        MB:

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