Letter – Michael Blackett to James Ward – 6 Apr 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Apr 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: James Ward
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr James Ward   					Newcastle Aprill the 6th: 1677


Yo[u]rs of the 29th past I have before mee for answer you may bee certaine In respect of the favoures received from yo[u]r Good Family I shall bee very ready as you shall alwayes finde mee to doe you any service that lyes in my power and that w[i]th as little charge as any other In this place And whereas yo[u]r concernes hitherto hath beene Inconsiderable as you are pleased to tearme itt I now say you are welcome and soe may charge the whole £27:1s:3d upon mee att Sight yo[u]r Bill shall bee hono[ur]ed I shall nott trouble you w[i]th my concernes In London because though I say itt t'is a little troublesome In recevieinge and payinge of moneys for mee for I remember the Old p[ro]verb: and I take most to bee of my oppinion t'is better to sitt Idle then to work Idle; you say you have noe bill of Sale but onely a Receipt for the money payd for such a p[ar]te of his vessel w[hi]ch pray deliver over to Mes[sr]s Humphrey Willett and Company w[i]th yo[u]r discharge of the s[ai]d p[ro]misses upon the backesid thereof this beinge the needfull I remayne as you shall allwayes finde mee willinge to the uttmost of my Capasity:


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