Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 17 Mar 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Mar 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mes[seu]rs Hump[hrey]: Willett       			Newcastle March the: 17: 1676/7


       Haveinge none of yo[u]rs will cause brevity; this serves onely for Covert 

To the Inclosed five billes for                          £300:= :   Stg

as followeth the Single bill for                         £ 49: 1: 1

the first of the other fouer upon Abra[ham]: Wessell for £ 51: 5:11

the 2d [second] and 3d [third] upon Jno Gold for         £173: 4:07

the last upon Francis Rainsford for                      £ 26: 8:05

      To all w[hi]ch pray procure the needfull all beinge dew about the 28th present ~

      To looke att the Single bill one would take itt to bee £49:4S:1d I have itt remitted mee for £049:1:1 and noe more I desire you should Receive; In short Receive mee £300:=:= In discharge of S[ai]d 5 bills and I am content ~

      I had a letter last Post from Mr James Burkin who writt mee that the £3: w[hi]ch I place to account for the freighting the Vessell is nott allowable to those that buy the Loadinge and receive pruition for the same; Soe pray lett itt bee deducted and Receive onely £180:5:9 but I was att 20S charge att least about freightinge S[ai]d Vessell w[hi]ch I hope hee will nott refure to allow me; as I have writt him this Poast but lett him doe w[ha]t hee will; for I would nott displease him for thrice as much I am


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