Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 22 Apr 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Apr 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Walter Chaytor
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Walter Chaytor            Newcastle Ap[r]ill 22d; 1676


      My last to you was of the 15th present to w[hi]ch refferrs you since have Rec[eive]d yo[u]rs of the 24th present w[i]th the welcome newes of Jno Vahans arrivall; for w[hi]ch God be preaysed as I formerly writt to you pray fayle nott to putt off all my Leed In yo[u]r hands and lett me have some money remitted as soone as possible you can ~

      I am bacely Cheated about the Bitch you sent mee for that Wellbourne never Intended for that place pray if you can advise mee his Christian name his Vesles [vessel's] name and where hee belonges too and I will lay wayte for him in all the Ports Inn England and if ever you chance to see her againe be sure secure her till further order ~

      pray advise mee p[er] first how the last Bill of £100 was remitted I <onward> [wondered] att w[ha]t Exchange for by yo[u]r Writing 37s  ½d I know nott whether you meane 37s  6d or 37s 0.½ the truth pray Inform that I may booke the Bill in conformity w[i]th you and for the future allways advisee att the bottome of yo[u]r lett[e]r the Currant Exchange; and in yo[u]r letter how many Gilders you debitt  mee for every Bill you send mee ~

      my Stockings will bee about 9s p[er] Duzon for yo[u]r gowns I shall expect some 22 Gilders Tow and S[ub]mit by first oppertunity for a tryall, - my wife desires to bee remembered unto you and soe doth  him that is M.B.

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