Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 11 May 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 May 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mess[eu]rs Hump[hrey]: Willett and Compa[ny]     	ditto [Newcastle 11 May 1677]


      My last to you was of the 9th present to w[hi]ch referres you by Thomas Browne who sayled yesterday and I hope may bee w[i]th you as soone as this when please God hee arrives bee pleased to make money of his Loadinge; wch  Concerne I wholy leave to yo[u]r discretion; onely I pray take notice his vessell drew here In soll water 15 foot fore and aft I am certaine will draw soe much in the Poole; soe if you finde her otherwise; lett the Ma[ste]r and all men bee sworne that they neither Landed; nor any other way conveyed any of the Merchants goodes and if any of the Stones bee broaken an account whereof you have beneath or any Leed wantinge; be sure lett the Ma[ste]r pay for them 

      I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 3d and 5th present yo[u]r account Currant is right and booked accordingly I am now in yo[u]r debt but pray deliver the Inclosed to my Brother Edward who I thinke will pay you nigh £1000 upon my account I hope to remitt you some money besides shortly: In the meane time will willingly allow you Intrest to content till you bee reimburssed because Leed is soe fallen I send you butt 200 p[iece]s other wise would have sent you a much greater quantity observe Charter partey In payinge the Ma[ste]r his <to night> I am


27 Stones 7 footes   27 Chalder

27 of     6 footes /

25 of     5 footes  - 05 Chalder

45 of     4 footes  -  5 Chalder

54 of:    3 footes  -  3 Chalder

81 of:    2 footes  -  3 Chalder

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