Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 26 May 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 May 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Walter Chaytor
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Walter Chaytor	                          ditto [Newcastle May 26th 1676]


      My last to you was of the 23th of May 1676 To w[hi]ch refferes you Since have Rec[eive]d yo[u]rs of this date, w[hi]ch In 2 places doth nott a little trouble mee, firstly you say you have sold p[ie]ce[s] of my Leed. And as moneyes comes In you will remitt itt mee I am certayne you allow yo[u]r selfe <.> p[er] 20 for vys [usance] paym[en]t Soe tis Strange to mee that you receive nott the money upon delivery of my goods and soe Immediately remitte mee the same, but noe more of that now

      Secondly I p[er]ceive you will nott observe my Order noe further Then you please; for you say you must sell my Fatheres Leed as fast as myne w[hi]ch is the best I ever heard for how cann my father know how you dispose of my Leed and I giveinge you Order to sell upon receipt of my letters if you had sold for 20S itt had pleased mee but nott to doe itt, doth not please mee att all and in short before this come to hand if all my Leed here nott Sold: the nett proceeds remitted mee I shall nott take all very well I have book In Conformity w[i]th you yo[u]r bill of £100:=:=:      MB:

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