Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 15 Oct 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Oct 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle 8ber 15th 1675

Mr Ed Willett


I have at last with much adoe prevailed with a merchant in this towne for the Conveying of 600 p[iece]s Leed unto you in a vessell w[hi]ch he hath freighted called the fortune of London Jeremy Gardner m[aste]r who sailed the <other>.morning & god send him in Salvo to his desired port the goods have consigned to Mr Jac. Coquemar of newhaven the vessell going no further up w[hi]ch after good arrivall he is to receive & following the order as to the disposall thereof either to sell at newhaven or send them up to you according as you se[e] most for my advantidge I writt Mr Coquemar that he was to pay freight but the merchant will not have the m[aste]r to receive a farthing soe you are desired to pay the freight unto Mr Richd Pickerskill of of your place According to the Inclosed bill of Loading 20 <sols> p[er] <p[iece]s> fre[e] of all other Charges what soever till Landed at newhaven – now sir for the Disposall of my Leed I leave it wholly to your Disscretion not Doubting but you will doe for me as if it were your owne & write Coquemar upon receipt that he pay no freight if by this <parcell> for a Tryall you shall give me any Incourridgement by good & quick returnes I shall make more bould with you here after since writeing the above for safeing postidge I have resolved to send you no Bill of Loading but you are to pay no more freight than what is a bove mentioned Though if you shall be forced to pay more for want of a bill of Loading it will be no great matter for I can come to rights with the merchant here at any time I hope this winter season at sume time or another my Leed will find a good markett the arrivall of w[hi]ch would be very acceptable news unto MB

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