Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 20 Oct 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Oct 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 20 October 1676]


I owe answer to yo[u]res of the 3d and 6th present I doe assure you that in the disposal of yo[u]r Tarr I did my uttmost Endeavour when Mr Thomas Boone drawes £100 upon mee upon yo[u]r account his bill shall bee answ[er]ed And as I am more in Cash hee shall bee advised thereof; what you have done w[i]th Volchnaer Contents mee thought you needed nott to have abated him the 2 RD [Rijksdaalder - Dutch ‘national dollar’] but in consideration of his losse for w[hi]ch I am very Sorrey I willingly allow thereof yo[u]r woodden Comodityes Still p[er]plexes mee; for w[hi]ch I can meete w[i]th noe Customer as yett to Content Seeing tis yo[u]r advice I shall be sellinge the Timber as well as I cann and the Planke likewise as I proceed you shall have due advice and soe I remayne


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