Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 1 Jun 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Jun 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mess[eurs] Hump[hrey]: Willett and Compa[ny]   	Newcastle June p[ri]mo [1st] 1677~


      I have before mee yo[u]rs before nott fully answred w[hi]ch God willinge I shall now doe att large

      yo[u]r first of the 12th past requires little answer 

      all yo[u]r rest is cheifely about Thomas Browne and yo[u]r acc[oun]t of the Saile of the Coales and Grindstones I have received Examined found right and booked accordingly onely 2 p[er]o/o [percent] for Commission is very high though willinge to Submitt; for all that others have not soe much; pray dispose of my Leed and make money of itt as soone as you cann for I am ashamed to bee soe much and soe long in yo[u]r Debtt occationed by my Brother Edw[ar]des disapoyntm[en]t [disappointment] pray advise mee w[ha]t discource past betwixt you the very length of itt and w[ha]t positive order hee gave you for; for my part I can send you noe bills as yett without greate losse; could rather and better affoard to allow you after the Rate of 10 p[er]o/o [percent] till I could reimbursse you And certainely what Leed you have of my Lady yorkes. I thinke you might dispose of itt in a short time ~

      I shall send noe more Grindstones till further Order when ever they or Leed or Coales are in request w[i]th you advise mee the sortes vendable w[i]th you and God willinge you shall bee Supplyed you say my Grindstones were soe bigge; made them goe the worsse off; I wish I had knowne itt before for could have sent you any sort; soe advise mee for my future Governe w[ha]t sortes are most vendable and most in request w[i]th you ~

      if any Leed a wantinge I hope you have made the Ma[ster] pay for itt ~

      Pray once more make money of my Leed; the businesse answers Pretty well because I payd but a reasonable freight but now noe Vesselles to bee gott upon the like tearmes noe nott by the one halfe att the least ~

      feare noe draughts upon you by mee; till first you bee reimburssed; for I am too much ashamed allready; and soe I remayne


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