Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 27 Aug 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Aug 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Humphrey Willett


      Pray doe w[ha]t you doe wth my Leed Oare I perceive other marchands Can sell the same sort for £7: a tonn and some above, pray if you Can not meet wth Chapman Lett mee know, that an end may be made Rather than faile Lett itt goe att £7

      there is a new booke Entitled the Compleat working house by Jno Vernon, pray buy itt for mee and Lett itt be shipt p[er] first Convenience I am MB
The book referred to is almost certainly ‘The Compleate Compting House’ by John Vernon, published in 1678.

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