Letters – Michael Blackett to John Launce – 19 Aug 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 19 Aug 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Launce
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Jno. Launce                                          			Ditto   


My last to you was of the 12th present to wch. referr you, since have Received yours of the p[ri]mo present whereby takes notice you had that post sent Mr Andre Hebert et filz of Paris first bills for 1000 W. upon my acct.  I have a letter from s[ai]d Hibert to the same purpose but that some of the bills were protested, and that he had writt to you to know where to advise himselfe for the payment thereof, wch I question not but you advised him In time, and for the future pray take care of sending either me, or any other of your principals any more such bills I know some factors have lost much of there Commission by such acts - you say that though you have not drawn in above £2000, yet per next would remit me the full proceed, for wch I thank you but the time of payment being past, I suppose tis your owne fault if you have not Rec[eive]d the full, and soe Consequently ought to remitt your principall accordingly, besides certainly my Leed is all delivered, yet have noe acco[un]t thereof, I never dealt with a factor but after delivery of my goods I had allwayes the acct. whereby I might know how much mony I had in such a place, Mr Tho. Smith was saying you were to blame in not remitting Mr Gould the balance of an old acct. I advise you <is.y> as a friend and desire you allwayes to be punctual with your wellwishers per the Herring flett may god willing Expect some goods pray write me once in 14 d[ays]  of occurrences with you and you will oblidge. 

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