Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 9 Mar 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Mar 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Hump Willett


The aboves [see below] are Coppies of what I have writt you this day by Leo: Jeffreson and Robt Grainge In whome I have Loaden of you see above and Consigned unto your selfe 53 Caske Leed oare and twenty Copper plates wch after good Arrivall be pleased to Receive, but not dispose thereof till further order for I am Resolved Rather to sitt idle then worke Idle for the Copper itt is not much materiall doe wth itt w[ha]t you please but Inclosed is an acco[u]nt of the Cost and Chardges of the Leed oare under wch positively I will not sell itt and that wthout Chardge of Landing the same, the overweight will doe much towards the Chardge of wch pray Consider and if neather for your (nor your friends) purpose Lett mee know as soone as you Cann, I am very unwiling to take any of my Commissions from you, but if you Cannot procure mee as much as another for my goods you must Excuse mee your Answer p[er] first pray afford unto MB

Inclosed is allsoe a bill for the £10:- wch you formerly Returnd mee acceptance being denied for want of the Right dating thereof MB 

If the bill be not pd upon sight pray Lett mee know thereof I have before mee yours of the 5th present, and doe heartily thanke you for waiting upon my Lady Bagshaw I will doe as much for you In this place w[he]n required

Sr, These Comes to accompany m[aste]r Leo: Jeffreson Commander of the successe of Whitby, In whome I have Loaden and Consigned unto you 27 Casks Leed oare, wch after good Arrivall be pleased to Receive and dispose thereof for my most advantidge paying the m[aste]r 3 <s/6d> p[er] Caske Leed oare I am for my master Mich: Blackett  JW

Sr, These Comes to accompany m[aste]r Robt Grainge Comander of the Ann of Whitby In whome I have Loaden and Consigned unto you 26 Casks Leed oare and 20 Copper plates <qty> 119 <lb> wch after good Arrivall be pleased to Receive and dispose thereof for my most advantidge paying the m[aste]r 3<s/6d> p[er] Caske Leed oare but notheing for the plates I am for my m[aste]r Miche Blackett JW

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