Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Allen – 1 Oct 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Oct 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Allen
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newc[astle] 8ber primo

Mr Ed: Allan


I have before me yours of the 25th past thereby takes notice of all sorts of granes the curr[en]tt prices with you from 26 to 28s for beanes is a very good price far better then this markett will yeild for I doe assure you I cannott be bid above 2s 4d p[er] Bush[el] for yours and as for your pease I am this day to show them to some merchants in towne if I can procure 3s 4d for the same they shall goe but I thinke noe body will give me that price for these those sacks I returned rye is very cheep with you in my Opinion I wish I had 100 last at 24s p[er] quarter pray be pleased to advise me if you can buy me a quantity at that price that is sweett & no way damnified & if you can I may come to run the Hazard of 50 or 100 last for If I had a percell here I could Immediately sell it at 3s 10d or 3s 9d at least provided it were good & as above Oats 16d to 18d  good Beanes at present retayled for 2s 8d new w[hi]t[e] pease 4s this being the needfull I take leave MB

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