Letter – Michael Blackett to Benoit Decoud – 13 Nov 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Nov 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Benoit Decoud
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle 9ber 13th 1675

Mr Benoit Decoud


I have before me yours of the 9th present doe heartily thanke you for your readinesse to serve me upon all occationes and seing you are so kind as to give me assurance of your fidelity and Endeavours to promote my Interest to the utmost of your power of which I doe not question I will be as fre[e] with you as to tell you that God willing I Intend to follow the wine trade after a while & that you only shall be the man I will make use of though I have bene Courted by some others in your place whose names I will Omitt but you were much to blame In not adviseing me how french wine <rules> for Brandies they are Deare so that this vintidge I will have nothing for do supose ere this come to hand severall vessells will be com’d away to this place but upon receipt write me w[ha]t time your second vintidge will be and how you thinke wines & brandies will rule if any good to be done perhaps I may trouble you with a vessell for a Tryall my bro: Ed: lives in the Country if you send him any thing send it to me & I will forward it I am MB

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