Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 19 Feb 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Feb 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Charles Banks
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle feb 19 1677/8

Messrs Chas & James Banckes


I have before mee yours of the 29th past, according to your desire shall send your you acct Currant by Wm Lecke Comander of the Constant Wm of this place, who will be ready to saile wthin two or three daies, and I hope wth you as Soone as this may please take notice that I have freighted and Recommended unto you sd vessell, by whome God willing you shall be written att Lardge but Cannot as yett give you any accot of her Loadeing onely 400 p[iece]s Leed for Mr Jno <Blackiston>, for freight of wch you are to Receave 100 <D> viz <12d S> p p<iece> and 100 p[iece]s more for another, for wch you are to Receive freight accordingly the Rest is upon my owne account wch I thinke will be about 110 Ch[alders] Coales and sixty p[iece]s Leed for wch you are to pay no freight, but Lett Mr Lecke have w[ha]t mony he pleases, upon accot thereof and dispose of my goods to my most advantidge Leaving itt wholly to your discretion, the m[aste]r is not bound to Returne to this place, but if In Case it soe fall out that he doe he is then bound to take in for me 40 or 60 or 80 ton of goods freight free soe pray lett be Shipt on him (if he Resolve to Come home) upon my accot 30 or 40 tonn of the following sorts of Sweeds Iron vizt 10 or 15 tonn of broad flatt from 2 ¾ to 3 ½ Inch broad, 10 or 15 tonn of small square of Inch and under, 5 tonn of thick square about 1 ½ to 1 ¾ Inch and five tonn of fine narrow flatt, if this to be Effected of Right Sweeds Iron, lett it be observed, if not then pray Shipp me onely about the nett proceed of my goods wch I hope will finde ready vent, if not I will willingly be accomptable to you till you be in disburse In tarr the goodnesse of wch pray the paine and Care to be taken in haveing good and strong Caskes, and well hooped I leave all to your prudent manidgement, I allsoe desire 20 Casks of Right Brumzecker Mum, if to be gott gentlemen I know noe more needfull att present but may Expect every other post a letter from mee, soe if I alter any of these resolutions you shall have advice in dew time, otherwise proceed according to what is written and either you or any of your friends, may ship if they have occation 20 or 30 tonn of goods freight free, onely to tell the m[aste]r all is mine I am MB

I cannot heare of any such man as one Tho: Sevill was lately here, but I this day heare at Stockton there was lately a vessell driven in by contrary wind and the m[aste]r was disposing of some tarr and had Iron in his vessell but cannot heare  <his name if I can>

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