Letter – Michael Blackett to George Turfrey – 4 Feb 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Feb 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: George Turfrey
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Geo Turfrey


Since my last of the p[ri]mo present have spoken to Mr Robt Rand and severall others of our masters but your order is Com’d to late for all our vessells are disposed of this excepting one the m[aste]r whereof Ab: Dixon by name is a Scatter braind fellow who I would not Counsell you to meddle withall & so will acquiesce I delivered with my owne hand your letter to Mr Spurne who hath promised me to write you answer this post – Sr you that are Concerned In many vessells which use this trade if you please and thinke it Convenient may make use of me for the Suplying of the masters with money to buy there Loadings withall I shall be very reasonable in my Commission so if I can do you any service upon all occationes may frely Command MB

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