Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 1 Jul 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Jul 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Charles Banks
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mess[ieu]res Cha: and Ja Bankes             Newcastle July the 1o [primo – first]: 1676


      My last to you was of the 19th June and 23 ditto 76 To w[hi]ch refers you p[er] latter of w[hi]ch was p[er] Hen Lawes who Sayled 2 dayes agoe soe that I hope hee may bee w[i]th you as soone as this if nott before; when please God hee arrives, bee pleased to dispose of the Goods before mentioned as is before desired and if w[i]th the nett p[ro]ceede of myne you could answer some of Mr Strothers Draughts; itt would doe extraordinary well and very much to my Satisfaction sell att w[ha]t price you will or can p[ro]cure; I shall bee content there w[i]th, for I freely leave the disposall there of to yo[u]r discretion and if possible would willingly have some of S[ai]d Strothers draughts answered w[i]th the Nett p[ro]ceeds thereof ~

      I am now w[i]th yo[u]res of the 13th past thereby takes notice of £300 Chardged upon mee payable 2/us [2 months usance] to Dan Abersure or Order; w[hi]ch have accepted and money is ready for the paym[en]t thereof w[he]n due – onely RD [rijksdaalder] 1200: att 33:7. I thinke will not come to £300: but the difference is nott materiall nor worth Speakinge of betwixt you and    M:B:    

      I pray advise mee how much you Creditt mee for S[ai]d Bill.  

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