Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 4 Apr 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Apr 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle Aprill 4th 1678

Mr Hum Willett

The above [given below] is Coppy of w[ha]t I have written you p[er] Roger Kempe from Sunderland who God sending well wth you, be pleased to dispatch wth all speed possible, and lett not a Lawfull workeing day be neglected, I haveing but six allowed mee for his unloadeing, and Loadeing againe at your place w[he]n necessary or required, but besides his dispatch will be my owne advantidge, for one dayes neglect may spoile all my corne, soe once againe before Cast mee not Into any demouradge wch doth wholly depend upon your activenesse, I am Certaine I Can always dispatch him here, In 3 or 4 d[ays] and I have freighted him for Severall voyadges both backe and forth, but that time will have nothing backe, soe tell the Master from mee, after hee is unloaden that he dispatch himselfe wth ballast (the Cost of wch I will pay him w[he]n wee meet) and Come directly for Sunderland againe, where his Loadeing shall be ready for him pray when unloaden advise how he makes out and for the Saile of both oats and Leed I leave itt wholly to your discretion, onelye as you are bid for the oats or as you proceed I Expect to heare itt every post of wch I hope you will not faile MB

If Mr Jno Eden Call for my Anchor palms pray lett then be <dd> him

Mr Hump Willett						Sunderland Aprill the 2: 1678


This Comes to accompany Mr Roger Kempe Com[m]ander of the Assistance Frigatt of Yarmouth In whome I have Loaden and Consigned unto you twenty foure p[ieces] Leed and Twenty Seven last sixty six Bushells of oats this measure wch after good Arrivall be pleased to Receive and dispose thereof for my most advantidge payeing the master for freight forty five pounds and a Guny [Guinea] <Capation> I shall write you more att large p[er] first post In the mean time I remayne MB

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