Letter – Michael Blackett to Anthony Allaire – 22 Apr 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Apr 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Anthony Allaire
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr: Antho: Allaire     Newcastle Ap[r]ill 22d [16]76


By yo[u]res of the 27th past I had advise of Wm. Leckes arrivall and that you hadd sent him to Alleran  where you hoped hee would bee dispatched in 3 or 4 dayes, Butt 20 beinge past and no account comeing to hand, trouble mee alittle, because the M[aste]r advises mee by last post that hee had lyen [lain] 15 dayes and had nott Rec[eive]d a loade board the quantity of one hundred w[hi]ch is the strangest thinge to mee Immaginable I had rather have given £20:=: then you should have made mee lyable to any damage, to prevent w[hi]ch was all alonge my desire, but itt seemes you took noe notice thereof, and sent him to a Marchant who never minded him, but sent otheres away and lett him lye, w[hi]ch I can nott but take very ill, and Indeed I belieeve itt would vex any man haveinge To loose £20 <Stg> [sterling] Carlessely I doe nott understand such punctuallity; for I doe assuere you it doth not please att all MB:
Although the name appears to be written as ‘Allaine’, this is believed to be Antoine Allaire, a merchant at La Rochelle France (near Oléron). See p 15. in http://allaire-dallaire.genealogy.phildallaire.net/Allaire-Dallaire-Book/pdf/Les_Familles_Allaire_et_Dallaire.pdf .
Alleran is Île d'Oléron is an island off the Atlantic coast of France.

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