Letter – Michael Blackett to Jacques Hays – 16 Sep 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Sep 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Jacques Hays
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Jacques Hays        Newcastle 7ber [September] the 16th 1676


      This comes to accompany Mr Thomas Rewcastle Ma[st]er of the Maikerell of this place; In whome I have Loaden; and Consigned unto you by Order of Mr Richard Crossman of London 40 Caskes of Potters Oare w[hi]ch God sendinge well to hand; be pleased to Receive and follow the Orders of S[ai]d Crossman; for the disposal thereof payinge the Ma[ste]r Eighty Gilderes freight as p[er] Inclosed bill of Loadinge ~

      Leed £10:10S p[er] fodder of 21Cwt each hundred Conteyninge 112lb: Coales 7S a Chalder; butter 14S a Firkin; Rye £12 a last Malt £8 p[er] last; Oates £4: p[er] last; Beanes and Pease £9 p[er] last consistinge of 80 Bushelles measure 8 Gallones to the Bushell: If att any time you thinke mee Capable of Serveinge you In this place upon all accounts freely dispose of him that is Realy

Potter's Ore - A premium product so-named because of its use in (green) lead glazes.

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