Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Allen – 24 Sep 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Sep 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Allen
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle 7ber 24 1675

Major Ed: Allan

Kind friend I have before me both yours of the 9th & 16th present the former I received p[er] John Stocksley who god be thanked is well arrived & the latter p[er] post both which I shall now god willing Answer at large I am very sory that there will be sume difference betwixt you & the quaker or that you did not advise me fully of your agreement with him if any mistake on my side I hope you will excuse me for my honnest man would come no further up then the Ballast Key & there would have me to unloade him which is no convenient place for Landing of goods soe I begged his excuse espetially seing I had no order from you for soe doeing so he tould me he would carry them back aga<in> to w[hi]ch I answerd that he might be Certane I would dem<and> the pease of him at the Key side which is the common place of unloading Goods whether This did <startle> him yea or no I know not but he did very Civily send me them up in to keles when they were befor<e> the key I shewed them to severall merchants who would bid me Little or noe money for them some indeed did offer me 2 s ½ p[er] bush[el] but I thinking them better worth have Lofted them all & they made out 540 bush[els] besides a few sweepings now seing I will not pay the Charge of the 2 keles the m[aste]r will not receive his freight of me soe be pleased to put a period to the Controversie I have returned all your sacks p[er] the m[aste]r soe be pleased to demand them when he arrives with you.

I perceive by your last that you are of opinion that your Beanes will reach 3 ½ s In the winter season I can Buy better in towne for 2s 8d you are pleased to say they sell currantly with you for 3 ½ s if soe my advise is to give me Order to ship them unto you p[er] first for I cannot be bid above 2s 2d for them be assured I shall seke your most advantidge both in the sale of your Beanes & pease & advise you every post of w[ha]t passes when anything offers worth your notice I am MB

Your expectatione both of your beanes & pease are soe far above w[ha]t I am bidden that I can not resolve to sell a bush[el] untill further Order.

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