Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 1 Nov 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Nov 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Charles Banks
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mess[eu]rs Cha[rles]: & Ja[mes]: Bankes    Ditto [Newcastle 1 November 1676]


My last to you was of the 21th of 8ber [October] [16]76 To w[hi]ch referres you Since none from you Soe the lesse to Inlarge upon the Customer above mentioned will doe nothinge nor could I to this day dispose of any of yo[u]r Woodden Commodityes exceptinge one loade of Planke for £4:10:= And 6 p[iece]s Timber that and 42 foott att 18d a foot this is all I have done; as I proceed you shall God willinge have dew advice and once more bee assured I will use my utmost Endeavoures for yo[u]r advantage but some Planke lately arrived from yo[u]r place hath occationed a fall In price for the Com[m]odity none now will bidd mee £4:=:= for yo[u]rs by Retayle; Load by Loade I will doe as well as I cann; w[hi]ch is all can be expected from


pray advise mee the price of all Sorts of Iron and if you can p[ro]cure mee a p[a]rcell of my Sort and very good Mettle if desired


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