Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 21 Apr 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Apr 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Me[sseu]rs Hump[hrey]: Willett and Compa[ny]   	Ditto [Newcastle 21 April 1677]


      I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 12th: 14th: and 17th present all w[hi]ch I now shall God willinge answer att large 

      In the first place take notice I have this day vallewed upon you £15:=:= payable 6/d[ays] Sight To Mr John Naylor or Order vallew of Mr Thomas Naylor w[hi]ch pray lett be complyed w[i]thall the 2 former requ[i]ers little more answer then that I have Rec[eive]d the Brass Pecke w[hi]ch proves above extraordinarey to Content have given you Creditt 54/s for the Cost thereof, and I give you my hearty thankes besides for your care and  paines herein – w[ha]t bills my servant Philipp Leece finds unto you pray take Care of them they being all upon my Account and I thanke you for accepting his bill of £60:= pray pay unto Mr W[illia]m Benson £34:6:6 and take In my Bill upon you for s[ai]d sum payable 10/d[ays] after Sight ~

      I thanke you heartily for yo[u]r advice In yo[u]r last never feare Ralph <Horupes> [Harope] non payment of Billes drawne by Rob[er]t Wetwange Inclosed you have one for £100:= if a day 4 or 5 a forebearance after dew bee desired lett itt bee granted for the drawer is secure enough ~

      As for George Turfrey be sure dunn him very Offten nay never lett him a lone till hee hath compleyed w[i]th the Bill w[hi]ch if done allready or security to content given pray lett yo[u]r servant acquaint Mr Nicholas Hardinge in Furnivalls Inn [Furnival's Inn] w[i]th the same who will doe any businesse In case of non paym[en]t Soe if itt stand w[i]th yo[u]r convenience pray discourse the businesse him and you will very much oblige


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