Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Verlaen – 22 Dec 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Dec 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Nicholas Verlaen
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle xber 22d 1677

Mr Nicholas Verlan

Sr, I have before mee yours of the 21th present the Contents have well observed Inclosed doe returne you the Acct Curant you sent mee balance of wch you may please to place to my Fathers Accompt haveing done him the same good two yeares agoe, but take my advice doe not talk of In[te]rest to him In your letter I should nott doe itt to any Merchant whatsoever itt never haveing beene demanded, but Especially as you Ingeniously conffesse itt to arise by your owne Carelessness and if any must pay for your mistake; doe you your selfe Judge I have nott writt you this long time for want to occation, finding better Marketts then yours for my Leed; I hope the next spring your Marketts may be Encurradinging and then shall renew our Coraspondencey. If I owe you any thing send mee my Acct Currant and the ballance shall bee ordered you by him that is MB

Itt semes I am much oblidged to you w[he]n you would make mee pay 6 p[er] % and others but 4 p[er] % MB

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