Letter – Michael Blackett to Anthony Allaire – 27 Nov 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Nov 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Anthony Allaire
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle November 27th

Mr Antho Allaire


Inclosed is a letter from my very Good friend Mr Peter Bar of London by whose Recommendatione I make bould to trouble you with these few lines desireing to know in answer if you will please to accept of w[ha]t small commission I shall have to give in your place and In Requitall if I can do you any service in these p[ar]ts none shall be more ambitious of your Commands nor more ready to observe them than my selfe assureing you shall find none more Honnest I have a vessell about 80 to 100 Last burthen which I intend God willing for your port  for aloading of salt and so for stockholme which I must have dispatched in <9> lawfull workeing dayes and though the vessell will not be with you this 2 months yet that there be no delay I would have her Loading Lying Ready for her Arrivall so after recept take the best opertunity you thinke for my advantidge and buy me 80 last of the largest & Roundest salt that is to be procured not doubting but you can buy as Cheap as others and knows where it is Cheapest to be had if at any port within a league 2 or 3 of your place you may order the m[aste]r there for no very Great Matter if he be <3> 8 or 10 dayes In Loading but I would not have one day lost that might be Employed for I have time to little allowed me so I must desire your care in this businesse and for the ammount of the Salt you may at any time valew upon me payable in london at Mr Peter Bars house your Bills shall receive all dew Honour w[ha]t more the vessell can take mor[e] than the above 80 last I suppose it may be soone bought & shipt at the latter end for the m[aste]r is an honnest man & will take in as much as he can conveniently I know it pray in your answer advise me the price of Leed Coales and butter with you this being the present needfull I remaine MB

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