Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 19 Apr 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Apr 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Hump: Willett


I have yours of the 13th Thereby takes notice of the progresse you had made In the saile of my oats, but that they were Refused after haveing Turned over a Last, by Reason of Comeing to another sort as you say not worth soe much as the Rest by 1s 6d p[er] quarter, I will Justifie they where the best oats In the Shipp, Indeed they were of another Colour a Little Reddish, but I thought the little quantity of the same amongst soe many, would never have been taken notice of, there being but tenn quarters, and I am Certaine as for the Remainder noe Exception Can be against them, and further,the very best oats are undermost soe rather then have broken of your bargaine I would have had you to have abated him to his Content for that one Last Excepted against, however I hope you will still sell them to Content of MB

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