Letters – Michael Blackett to William Nephew – 9 Jul 1680

Document Type: Letters
Date: 9 Jul 1680
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Nephew
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Wm Nephew						Newc[astle] July 9th 1680

Sr I have not writt you ths long time for want of occation ths being chiefly to desire ths favour of you tht upon receipt hereof you will immediately be pleased to write to Plym[outh], falm[th], foy, and Cows there to desire your friends there to Enquire after a large vessell whereof mr Jono Wetwang (Capt Wetwangs sonne) is Commander and if to <be> mett wthall to gett him arrested att my suite of £100: the bussiness is tht ths 2 <wks> he gave me a bill for £ 50: upon Sr Richd How in Southwarks p14/d[ays] after sight wch bill came backe protested wth an answer tht his bill should not be accepted for a farthing, the bill I have ths past sent up againe to his mother, to see if she will take care for the paymt Thereof, if not, my friend mr James Burkin will send itt <unto> you, wch wn Received pray be pleased to lett me have yor assistance I have allrady beene att 25s chardge <wt> more you are all be pleased to putt all together, and not to suffer him to steere (wn taken till the utmost <far llands>) be paid In affording me yor helpe in ths business you will very much oblidge


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