Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 22 Jan 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Jan 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle Jan the 22d 1677/8

Mr Hum: Willett


      I have both yours of the 12th & 17th present and am glad by your last to heare of the arrivall of Hobman and Morgan the disposall of all my Leed I leave to your discression you formerly advised mee of the Sale of 100 p[iece]s butt yett have had noe acct of the same make noe hast[e] in sellinge the Ankor Palmes, but advise mee when needfull w[ha]t you are bidden for them

      I have examined and found right your Acct Cur[re]nt but you may remember that you sold severall Goods for mee, for wch you hadd your provition Soe to allow you ½ p[er] c[en]t more for Draweing of the money, I think is nott reasonable besides there was bills upon your selfe for £500: - of wch in my oppinion you cannot expect Commission att this rate I finde noe profitt by exchange, for w[ha]t is by past I am willing to submitt, but shall trouble exchange noe more the ballance of accts shall remitt you as soone as bills are to be procured In the meane time if you please may freely vallew upon mee and your bills shall be Honoured. The Leed oare shall God will[ing] bee Shipped the next weeke. I have this day past upon you £55: 19: 6d p[er] 30 d[ays] sight to Mr Nicholas Harding or order valew of Mr John Duglaus wch I could nott <avoyd>; soe pray lett bee accepted and payd when dew I have sent my Man to Seeke Bills if any to be gotten you shall have them Inclosed; but att worst within a Post of two you may rely upon bills for that Sume & more from MB

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