Letter – Michael Blackett to William Leck – 11 Apr 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Apr 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Leck
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle March the 25th 76 Ap[r]ill 11th 76

Mr Wm Leck


My last to you was of the 25th of March 76 to w[hi]ch referrs you Since none from you w[hi]ch I doe very much wonder att, haveing notice both from my freind & others that you are safely gott to Rochell you writt from London that you would not fayle to write to mee out of the Downes & you promised mee att your departure that you would write mee from every Port you came att, butt I see you are turned a French Man, all promise & no p[er]formance, truly Mr Leck it had beene as little as you could doe, to have given mee advice of your arrivall att Rochell in a line or two as well as you did your wife but that is past, I hope this will find you well gott to Stockholme where I hope you will be Civill, for I am still att the same pass neither Pitch nor Tarr to bee procured, if you cann gett any I am content you buy itt, you know where to gett money, for the buying thereof, Butt if none to be gott, w[hi]ch I looke upon as <Restraym[en]t> of Princes I hope you will comply w[i]th my desire In loading w[i]th Iron & Daells, and soe hasten away with all speed possible, w[hi]ch will bee a meanes to avoyd diffrences & to the Greate satisfaction of MB

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