Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 5 Dec 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Dec 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Charles Banks
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mess[eur]s Cha[rles]: and Ja[mes]: Bankes:    Newcastle xber [December]: the: 5th 1676


      Since mine of the p[ri]mo [1st] past have Rec[eive]d yo[u]rs of the 10: 17 and 21 ditto w[hi]ch I shall now God willinge Answer att large Mr Boones Draught on mee for £100: upon yo[u]r Account have discharged and when more moneyes is in Cash shall advise him; but I thinke there is little yet for Since my last; I have but sold one Load more of yo[u]r Plankes for £4:10:= and one p[ie]ce Timber qt [quantity] 28 foot att 18d a foot; I will doe my best for the disposall of the Remaynder but am affrayd I shall nott bee able to doe itt in haste; As I proceed you shall have advice for the 400 RD: [Rijksdaalder - Dutch, ‘national dollar’] that Mr Strother hath vallewed upon you As you Reimbursse yo[u]r selfe upon mee yo[u]r Bill shall be hono[u]red I will have noe Iron till the Springe pray once In 14/d[ays] advise mee the price thereof and If you could procure mee a parcell of Inch Square ¾ Inch and ½ Inch if desired~

      This a mistake In sayinge that my Father is an owner of Capt[ain] Joseph Roble his Vessell very probable hee may bee concerned In the Loadinge but noe owner I am Certaine


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