Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 5 Mar 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Mar 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Hump Willett


I writt you the first present from Houghton and Stockton, from the first place I valewed

£120: -: - upon you from the last place I remitted you £150: -: - and from Durham the 2d present I remitted you a small Bill for £10: - : - all wch letters I hope are Come safe to your hands, and now god be thanked I am Gott home where I mett with yours of the 23d and 28th past, In the former you say that att present there is noe Iron in marchands hands wherein you are very much misinformed, for I my selfe have letters from severall of them to the Contrary viz Mr Tho: Western, Mr Wm Benson, Mr Jno Parke Mr Jas Lyer, Mr Walter Kilner, butt tis soe deare that I must see to provide myselfe otherwhere In your Letter I have the acco[un]t of my 300 p[iece]s Leed, next post shall advise you how I finde itt seeing the Leed oare and Copper is now upon Shipping, must run the Hazard of the markett. I could alwayes have Leed in your hands, if the price gave any Encourrdg[m]ent wch I[t] doth not all present I am MB

Lett mee desire your Lady to buy and you to send me p[er] first Convenience of Shipping a <sute> of plaine Linen white Crape as you pay Mr Sturd<ey> any money upon my acco[un]t advise mee that I may booke itt MB

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