Letters – Michael Blackett to Ralph Jackson – 9 Aug 1681

Document Type: Letters
Date: 9 Aug 1681
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Ralph Jackson
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Ralph Jackson	Newct Aug the 9th 81


I have yors of the 8th but the rogue Chapman did not deliver itt in tht time tht I could write an answer by him, but I believe he was fearefull tht there was something in itt against him. you say you recd an answer from Mr Bayees wth the acct for Mr Wright but not for Mr Trotter, soe desires to know my reason, wch is, tht you have great care and daleyence In not delivering bills of sailes wthout money, certainelye I should have the same care and diligence in not paying money wthout takeing in bills of sailes, Mr Wright was there for wch I offered money, Mr Trotter was not soe knows noe reason I should trust you more thn you trust me in sending the money, In short send the bills of sailes as soone as you please, and wt is dew to thm shall be paid thm, you answering abatem[en]t soe prettilye tht I thinke yor answer is not worth answering you know noe reason why soe and soe, and you doe not understand such a thing but itt is very well I doe and well have thm all abated I will assure you, lett thm <seeke> of <it> & if any thing dew to thm for wt I doe is nothing but by Contract according to wch 1/16 comes to £17.4s.71½ out of wch I am to abate according as you have allreadye in tht acct viz 1/16 of the stocke ¼ of <Gyymney>, there being <alsyrmey> in every ¼ to be allowed me wherein I believe I was mistaken in the acc[oun]t In makeing a 1/16 Instead of ¼ and 1/16 pt on draweing the <ornting> wch is noe such unreasonable <thing> as you would have itt, consideringe wt trouble we gave <him> and how often we were att itt I doe as heartily desire the owners there right as you <doe decd doe> you doe wt is above desired and they shall have wth all speed to a farthing wt is dew from me soe remaines


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