Letter – Michael Blackett to Abraham Van Rincom – 14 May 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 May 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Abraham Van Rincom
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle May 14 1678

Mr Abr: van Rincom


I have freighted and Consigned unto you Robt Wigginer master of the prosperous of Sunderland, In whom after good Arrivall you will finde 40 Ch[alders] Grindstones of 5: 6: 7: and 8 foots <91> p[iece]s Leed and about 37 or 40 Ch[alders] Coales, the Certaine quantity may Expect p[er] next, the disposall of wch I wholly Leave to your discretion but I hope all will finde a ready vent, that soe the nett proceed may be Imployed towards the buying of the goods desired back, but however w[ha]t you want may freely draw upon mee, and your bills shall Receive dew honour: the goods desired back is 400 Bundall of small Rodd Iron be sure as small as you Can procure them, of wch if 600 Bundells twill be to my Content 20 baggs of Harlem tow of 16 and 17 <f> and 20 matts of 22 <f> tow, perhaps wch that quantity of bagg tow you will not be able to procure mee soe much matt tow, but pray gett as much as you Can, I give you time by notice, that soe you goe about to gett mee good and Cheape Stuff and have itt In readinesse that soe the vessell may be dispatched this for a tryall of you I question not but you will study my most advantidge, and if I see you Can buy goods as good and Cheape as others, may Expect the future Employm[en]t of MB

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