Letter – Michael Blackett to Benoit Decoud – 3 Mar 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Mar 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Benoit Decoud
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle March the 3d 1675/6

Mr Benoist de Coud


I doe confess I owe answer to severall of yours butt I can nott Endure to sett penn to pap[er] when I thinke my letters will nott bee worth the Postage, for thinges are soe falen out Contrary to Expectation that I shall nott beginn the wine Trade this yeare or two yett, In the meane time you may be pleased once a Vintidge to write mee one letter of occurrances & bee assured that in your place I will never make use of any but your selfe for any occasions Leed at £12 p[er] fudder Coales 9s p[er] Chalder Brandye att 3s 8d p[er] gallon old French Wine £20 p[er] ton new Wine £30 to £32 p[er] ton Pruons [?prunes] 11s p[er] hundred & many sold under, for the new Pruons prove very badly this requires noe answer nor write mee any more letters untill further order, excepting every vintage as is above desired by MB

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