Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 20 Sep 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Sep 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle 7ber 20 1678

Mr Hump: Willett


I have yours of the 7th present, and thankes you for w[ha]t you have done, but noe necessity of giving 12 Dollars p[er] tonn, w[he]n as Mr James Gould and others Can gett mee for 9 to 10 att most, and soe men have advised some in this towne, I wish you Could gett mee a letter of Recommendation to a good honest substantiall marchant In Legorn for I have a minde to trade that way, and pray doe itt as soone as you Can and send itt mee there is a bill upon mee for £300: drawne by Ch: Banckes of Hamb[urg] the 23d past p[er] to Mr Jno Banckes of whome pray know In w[ha]t house tis payable, that soe If in yours I may provide mony for itt

The letter of Recommendation desired pray Lett itt be from an honest able march[an]t as well as to one I am MB

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