Letters – Michael Blackett to Giles Wakeman – 6 May 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 6 May 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Giles Wakeman
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Giles Wakeman                                         		NewC    May  the 6:  1679


you may remember that when you shipt of my Leed and Leed Oare there was £4 placed to acct for a <seasure> I desire that kindnesse of you that you would be pleased to lett me have the honour of knowing his name for my mony, and if he will not restore itt againe itt shall be deare money to him that Leed is Constantly soe <intred> if a Seazure dew noe question but our officer would have <Leed/had> about with itt but they know the Contrary, and I am certaine too that not a ¼ of a fodder wanted entering, and Certainly the <marchands> must not be soe nigh  <looked> too, but I suppose he has been cunning, and pickt out 8 of the greatest pcs and soe have  Calculated weight of all the Rest, It had been wiser had he weighed all, and better it was short entered, I pray Execuse this trouble and att your Leasure if you please to afford me an Answer unto this you will very much oblige    MB

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