Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 18 Aug 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Aug 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Charles Banks
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Me[sseu]rs Cha & Ja Bankes       Ditto [Newcastle 18 August 1676]


      My last to you was of the 15th present to w[hi]ch referres you Since none from you soe the less to Inlardge upon I have examined yo[u]r account of my Leed and Coales; w[hi]ch I have found righ[t] and booked accordingly ~

      for <p[ro]ar> [proper] Tarr I can nott here find above £7 p[er] last att w[hi]ch price I can nott resolve to sell itt att w[ith]out yo[u]r Advice w[hi]ch pray lett mee have p[er] first I doe for you as for my selfe for if itt were myne I would keepe itt a while. In my oppinion itt cannott bee Cheaper then now itt is. but pray affoard mee yo[u]r Advice ~

      Noe as yet will bid mee any money neither for yo[u]r Plank nor Timber God will[ing] I shall write to you every other Post the needfull In the meane time I remaynes     M:B:

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