Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 6 Jan 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jan 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Charles Banks
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mess[eur]s Cha[rles] and James Bankes     Ditto [Newcastle  6 January1677]


      My last to you was of the 29th past to w[hi]ch referrs you Since have Rec[eive]d yo[u]rs of the 19th ditto w[hi]ch requires little answer soe have the less to Inlarge upon I think to meete w[i]th the Customers about yo[u]r Wooden Commodities within 2 or 3/d[ays] you may be certaine I will doe for you as if it were my owne concerne and shall say noe more; but of w[ha]t passes you shall God willinge have advice In dew time

      Inclosed is a letter from John Strother by w[hi]ch you will see how thinges Stands and that I am a good Sume of Money out of pursse w[hi]ch is noe small losse unto mee; soe I intreat you w[i]th all expedition to write both him and me att large about this businesse that soe I may know where and of whome To demand my owne I am


Mess[eur]s Cha[rles]: and Ja[mes]: Bankes:    Newcastle  Ja[nuary]: the: 6th 1676/7


Cominge to cleare Acc[oun]ts w[i]th Mr Michaell Blackett here you charge him w[i]th 1200 RD: [Rijksdaalder - Dutch, ‘national dollar’] I drew on you the 30th of June last payable to Jacob: Echhoffe for his account; w[hi]ch I doe nott remember and my Bookes beinge In Sweeden cannott att present rectifie the same w[i]th him and beinge the next weather this Moneth att furthest intended for London I begge a line from you Concerninge the same to satisffie mee if it were for his acc[ou]nnt or nott and pray send mee a Copyie of the letter of Advice; for as I remember you ordered mee to draw butt 1000 £ St[erlin]g on you for Mr M: Blacketts accou[n]t And the last 400 RD: soe pray let mee have a word or two from you to London it's possible may bee my Mistake but I shall know when I come to Sweden whither Intend God willinge In March Moneth next and if I can serve you there Command freely

Jno Strother

pray send mee a Coppie of the Bill and if is my Mistake that I may doe Mr Blackett the Money Good

Jno St[rother]:
enclosing a latter fro John Strother

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