Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 15 Aug 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Aug 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Charles Banks
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mess[eu]rs Cha and Ja: Bankes    Newcastle Aug[us]t the 15th 1676


      My last to you was of the 12th present to w[hi]ch referres you now has before mee yo[u]rs of the 1mo [first] present w[i]th the account of my Leede and Coales w[hi]ch God willinge shall examine and p[er] next advise you how I find the same ~

      I have Offered yo[u]r Tarr to severall Marchants In Towne but cannott bee bidd above £7 p[er] last for itt In my oppinion itt will nott bee Cheaper; Soe I am resolved to <leave> it lie a Moneth or two unto w[hi]ch desires yo[u]r approbation yo[u]r Timber is such little Pieces; that noe Carpenter will looke att them; Exceptinge one; w[i]th whome I am to treate tomorrow soe p[er] next shall advise you w[ha]t hee bids mee; And for yo[u]r Plankes those of 3 Inches I can sell by themselves but then the remaynder may stay long in my hands before I can bee able to dispose of them; for they are a Planke nott att all usefull In this Place I have a man att worke now Measureinge of them; when hee has done I shall see the most that People will offer mee; but In short I am affrayd; That neither yo[u]r Timber; nor Plankes bee certayne I shall doe nothinge In the disposall of yo[u]r Goods; without yo[u]r Order and Advice; In my next will advise you the most that can bee offred; for all yo[u]r Goodes yo[u]r Order shall bee observed by him that is MB:

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