Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Fletham – 11 May 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 May 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Fletham
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Edw[ar]d Fleatham    						11th ditto  [Newcastle May 1677]

      I should bee glad to see thee here that soe wee might discourse our businesse; for my part I did expect all my money before this day I readily granted all thy requestes for though ready money was first agreed for 2 ptt [percent] upon thy first moveinge for 1/m[onth] or 6/w[eeks] time att longest; I submitted thinkinge to have found thee very punctuall In thy promise and I doe declare I did more rely upon thy word i then I would have done upon some otheres fre[i]ndes ~

      I have nott one Pigg of Leed aforehand nore is ther[e] much in Towne itt goes currantly of for £10:5:s= I thinke I shall have enough downe within 14/d[ays] att farthest and will att any time abate thee 2½ s of the Markett price I am


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