Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 11 Apr 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Apr 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Walter Chaytor
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle Ap[r]ill 11th 1676

Mr Walter Chaytor


My last to you was of the 4th present 76 to w[hi]ch referrs you Since have Rec[ieve]d yours of the 7th present w[hi]ch required little answer, have the less to Inlarge upon this being cheifely to desire you that when it pleases God my 600 p[iece]s of Leed arrives you will putt them off as also the remaynder in your hands when a good oppertunity presents & soe lett mee have the Nett proseed thereof Remitted & the Sooner the more acceptable for Shortly I shall have occasion for more money in London, Then I know well how to rayse I have p[er]used your account currant, w[hi]ch I finde right but there is one Article therein (vizt) your provision att ½ p% of all moneyes remitted & drawne I have traded some years both for Holland & severall other places beyond Seas & I never had before this any such Article plast to account, besides I am certayne its not usuall in England, but how ever seeing you have placed itt to account, And that if you have it of others, I am content to allow itt you, Butt that Factor that sells my Goods & will nott remitt mee my money without provision, I thinke hee is very unkinde & Indeed itt goes against my Stomach to allow itt for if that had beene a Custome in England I am sure I should have this day have had £500 in my pockett w[hi]ch I have nott

I take notice you have Sold 150 p[iece]s of my Leed att 24s ½ w[hi]ch price is low butt must Submitt, once more I desire you to putt off all my Leed in your hands as soone as you can, w[hi]ch I leave to your discression not doubting but you will Act to the best of your knowledg for my most advantage & soe Remayne MB

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