Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 26 Feb 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Feb 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Charles Banks
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle feb: the 26: 1677/8

Messrs Cha: & Jams Bankes


My last to you was of the 19th present wch I hereby partly contradict, for the Ma[ster] and I are come to a new agreem[en]t hee being wholy unwilling to take in any Tarr, this day or tomorrow hee will bee all Loaden, nothing is myne but all the Coales, onely I must have freight for w[ha]t other goods hee has In, both wch after good arrivall bee pleased to <Receive>, accordingly as you shall bee, God willing bee writt att large by the vessell In all wch business I doe nott att all question your Indeavours for my most advantage And if the Ma[ster] returne nott for this place bee pleased to dispose of my Coales as you thinke most convenient, leaveing itt wholy to your discression the nett proceed whereof may serve to discharge Mr John Strothers Bill wch hee is to draw upon you for £150 and the rest may bee remitted mee att your leasure, Butt if you have allread[y] payd Strothers Bill and reimbursed your selfe accordingly then you may as money comes In, remitt mee the whole nett proceed But if the Ma[ster] returne for this place, my finall resolution and positive Order is, to have the nett p[ro]seed of my goods Shipt in him, In Planke, Iron, & Mum or in any one of these, when I cann gett a p<enne>y I have given the Ma[ster] a note of Instructiones, wch hee will lett you see, In case of his returne, wch I pray observe as nigh as you cann, Soe referring you to w[ha]t as shall be writt you by the vessell I remayne MB

I have att last found your Customer Thomas Sewell In this River who hath disposed of none of his Goods that I cann heare of, onely two or three last of Tarr wch hee tells mee was his owne, and tells mee likewise that hee is making all speed possible for your place & soe wee parted I am MB

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