Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 23 Dec 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Dec 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Charles Banks
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mess[eu]rs Cha[rles] and Ja[mes]: Bankes       Ditto [Newcastle 23 December 1676]


      My last to you was of the 5th present To w[hi]ch referes you Since have Rec[eive]d yo[u]rs of the p[ri]mo ditto thereby takes notice of yo[u]r draught upon mee for £100 but never mentions upon w[ha]t account; whether yo[u]rs (that is to say In refferance to yo[u]r Wooden Commodityes) or mine that is to say for w[ha]t Jno Strother hath drawne upon you (if upon the former Considderinge w[ha]t I pay[e]d freight; I cannott find that I am the 10th p[ar]t In Cash and if upon the latter I thinke itt will nott all together come to that however yo[u]r bill have honno[ur]ed and placed to the Debit Side of my Account Currant; In yo[u]r hands upon w[hi]ch account I doe Immagine you have drawne s[ai]d bill; if otherwise pray advise mee ~

      I have made noe further progress In the Sale of yo[u]r Wooden Commodities then w[ha]t is above mentioned I am In treaty w[i]th one or two; w[ha]t the event will bee God willinge you shall have advice In <14>/d[ays] time for the next weeke beinge Christmas weeke; noe greate businesse will be done; Pray Gentlemen looke over yo[u]r bookes and see if you have nott accepted Jno: Strothers Draughts upon my account to the vallew of aboute £1000: St[erlin]g In Short In yo[u]r account Currant the 30 May you say pay[e]d Strothers Draught of RD [Rijksdaalder - Dutch, ‘national dollar’] 1200 In two bills payable to Jacob: Eiqhosfe – w[hi]ch two bills Jno Strother never Mentioned to mee In his account Currant Soe that I suppose you have accepted those 2 bills upon some other Mans account pray Inquire Into this businesse for soe much I am out of pursse and the mistake must bee betwixt you these RD: [Rijksdaalder - Dutch, ‘national dollar’] 1200 is soe much above £1000 St[erlin]g Soe that I am Satisfied you will Soone finde out the mistake and that they were nott drawne upon my account pray hasten yo[u]r Answer unto <JSt> [John Strother]


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