Letters – Michael Blackett to John Launce – 16 Nov 1680

Document Type: Letters
Date: 16 Nov 1680
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Launce
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Jno Launce						Newctl 9ber the 16th 80


      I have not writt you ths long time I have beene soe p[er]plexed about the bill you drew upon me, tht I have not had patience to sett pen to paper never since to write unto you certainly such a foolish thing was never acted, as to draw a bill upon me for wt I was bound to pay by charter party besides being for freight and you not to mention itt soe in the bill, wch if you had done there would not have happened halfe of the mischiefe, besides mr Launce I doe protest and sweare tht I never refused paymt of the bill, but all along told thm tht if they would dd me my charter party I would pay itt, or otherwise would referr tht business to any foure In England, they chuse too and I other too, wch I thinke was as faire as any man In England could propose, But now mr Launce tis now past, noe remedy but patience itt has vexed me too much allready especially tht you should be soe dealt wthall, But if ever I can catch the Ma[ster] in any place In England, If I doe not revenge yor quarrell and tht to full Ile venter to give you my <necke> and we lett things be noe more spoken on

      I have received yors of the 25th may, the 4th and 18th June, 16th July, 20th August, 17th 7ber pmo and 22nd past, In the former have an acct of severall p[ar]cells of goods wch to ths day I  never had patience to p[er]use, but now I shall doe itt shortly and advise you how I finde thm By <mr Smith> I p[er]ceive you desire to have an acct wt money you remitted me, certainely you should know tht as well as I, but upon second thoughts I must confesse you cannot, because you gave people order to remitt me money and they never doe itt for in yors of the 4th June you write to have remitted to mesrs Andre Hebert £4800 and he has but remmitted me £4534 ½, besides in yors of the 18th do you write to have ordered mr Egee of Lyon to remitt me £1000 from whome to ths houre I have not had one syllable, soe tht all I had remitted is the above said £4534½ and £319.16.7 of mr Edwd Crispe of London according to yor order of the 16th July, soe tht certainely tho you have paid the protested bill yett you must have money of mine in yor hands, wch pray lett be examined, and if soe, to lett me have the needfull remitted, and for the goods in yor hands tho I leave the disposall thereof to yor discretion yett all along writt you tht I am clearly for the markett price upon arrivall, yett wt ever you have done, or shall doe for the future I shall allwaies acquiesse for yor action shall allwaies be to my satisfaction, not doubting you will allwaies lye out yor utmost Endeavour for my most advantadge wt Leed Oare we have sent to Legorne to be forwarded unto you I referr itt to wt mr Smith has allready writt you, pray note tis in ½ betwixt us, and there is some Caskes of small oare in mr Goulds hands wch I have likewise ordered to be sent you, I have 3 or 400 dozen of calfe skinns att London in the hands of mr Peter Bar to be sent you likewise, and I have 4 or 5 Cwt Bees wax in my owne hands, wch shall likewise be sent you p[er] first opportunity, as for wt Leed I Intend to venter ths yeare, I have sent itt all to Ligorne being there of late exceedingly risen as mr Gould writt me, but for the future wt goods I send you I Intend to shipp in Holland and to tht purpose have ths day writt to my frend att Amsterdam to to give me a letter of every opportunity In whose name I Intend to take the bills of ladeing and if you thinke thm not safe <anem> to have thm Consigned to yorselfe, you may advise me some honest <Dutch> mans name, to whome I may Consigne thm, and who upon occation will owne thm, pray begin again to write me of occurrances and wn any thing happens about Algier or Tangier pray lett me know of itt, pray minde one thing my desire is tht as ever goods is sent you in one yeare, saile may be made and accts cleared, before any thing be sent the next yeare for I never fancy raising accts I being too tedious allready soe shall not Enlardge but remaine


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