Letters – Michael Blackett to William Bower – 29 Oct 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 29 Oct 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Bower
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Wm. Bower                                        			8ber : 29 :   1679


Though unknown, yet wt proceeds does make me presume to trouble you with these lines, desiring you alsoe to favour me in itt, and affoard me your answer att yr leasure the businesse is I desire you to inquire after one Geo: Wilford, or Wilbord  m[aste]r of the Lauthy (as my friend writes it) wch ship belongs to Burlington and was about 3 years since at Homfleur nigh Havre  de grace, aboard whom I imbarkā€™d one Jno. Le Monnier a French carpenter as a sailor and since was never heard of, now Sir on behalf of my friend as alsoe the poor woman & children I desire you will please to inquire the best you can after the said Le Monnier, whether dead or alive, if dead to send me a certificate if possible to be procured, Sir I heartily beg your excuse for yr trouble, if can serve you right please upon all occations freely command    

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