Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 23 Jun 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Jun 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Charles Banks
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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M[aste]rs Cha and James Bankes          ditto [Newcastle June 23th  1676]


      This <comes> to accompany Mr Hen Lawes Ma[ste]r of the obedience of Newcastle In whom I have Laden 1200 p[iec]es of Leed and 51 - - Chalder of Coales Newcastle measure w[hi]ch affter good Arrivall bee pleased to deliver unto Mr John Baron and Ma[ste]r Luce Knightley and without payinge aney freight 600 p[iec]es of the Leed as they arrise the remayneing 600 p[iec]es w[i]th the Coales bee you pleased to receive and dispose thereof for mee upon the best tearmes for mee you <canne> w[hi]ch I leave to yo[u]r discresion you are to pay freight for none of the goodes; but if In case the Ma[ste]r desire any money of you pray furnish him w[i]th w[ha]t ever sumes hee demandes to the vallue of £100 St[erlin]g and when you send mee his Receipt itt shall bee done you good In account;

      Now Sirs if you would dispose of those goodes so as w[i]th the Nett proceeds there of you could answer some of Mr Strothers Draughts itt would bee much to my satisfaction I beinge a <gote> [joint] owner of the Vessell; doe Intreate you to assist the Ma[ste]r in procuering him a freight soe much I will say for him; that a more honest and carefull Man they will scarce finde, I should bee glad that you would make a tryall of him yo[u]r selfe And I have Ordered him to serve you Cheaper then any other; but if you have noe occasion; now none of yo[u]r Marchants; and the Ma[ste]r Resolve to come to this place (as hee will if hee can p[ro]cure noe freight) be pleased to putt a board of him, upon my account 20 Barrells or 7 ½ Fattes of yo[u]r best Nelloro Brumsicke Mum tomorrow I shall write att lardge p[er] Post In the meane time remaynes      M:B:
Braunschweiger Mumme was an thick, near-black , highly-alcoholic, sweet beer, probably brewed since at least the 14th century in Brunswick. Very bitter, it was first imported into Britain in the 17th century, where it was called Mum or Mumm. ... Brewed first in Braunschweig, it was later copied in Hamburg and England, though some of the ingredients had to be substituted. http://www.europeanbeerguide.net/niedbrew.htm

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