Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 12 Sep 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Sep 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Charles Banks
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mess[eu]rs Cha &: Ja Bankes       Newcastle 7ber [September] the 12th 1676


My last to you was of the 9th present To w[hi]ch referres you Since none from you Soe the less to Inlarge upon; This Serves Cheifly to advise that Enquireinge after the Truth of w[ha]t I was Informed about the quantity of Tarr In Towne and w[ha]t more was expected I found my freindes Report to be very True; Soe meetinge w[i]th a Chapman that bid mee money I did resolve yo[u]rs should goe and w[i]th much adoe I did fetch him up to £7:5S p[er] last to pay within a moneth I will Endeavoure to dispose of yo[u]r Wood Comodityes; w[hi]ch shall bee effected as soone as is possible In the meane time pray order yo[u]r Freinds att London to draw upon mee about the 12th of the next moneth one hundred pounds; for if I doe remitt it him his 2 p[er]% [percent] losse for soe is the Currant Exchange betwixt this place and London then as more moneyes comes In I can order him to draw; if you approve thereof; yesterday Came up 2 Vesselles from Stockholm In w[hi]ch are a greate deale of Tarr; Soe that tis fallen 20S a Last; I am now Glad w[i]th all my heart yo[u]rs is sold; w[hi]ch was effected but few houres before the s[ai]d Vessell came up; though to tell you the truth I had notice thereof; w[hi]ch made mee more earnest To sell; I need nott tell you any more that I did you you as if itt were my owne Concerne; I hope w[ha]t I have done itt will content you w[hi]ch is all that is desired by MB:
The letter of the 9th referrd to must have been on the missing page of the letterbook

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