Letter – Michael Blackett to John Horsham – 11 Dec 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Dec 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Horsham
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle xber 11th 1675

Mr Jno Horsham


My last to you was of the 7 present to which refers you since none from you so the lesse to Inlarge upon I have only one thinge to acquainte you withall which now Comes Into my mind and being Confident you will seeke my most advantidge makes me the willing<er> to Impart my selfe unto you when please God my vessell arrives will you if there be no Goods Ready in your place for the above mentioned Intent you know Ballasting her will cost me a great deale of money could not you therefor<e> for a little <Schoca la mano> or a read headed lad or 2 order it soe as to let as many Coales goe for Rotchell as would Ballast the vessell and for all that Procure me a Returne for the quantity Loaden if you could do this it would do mighty well and I am sure such like businesse are often done but if you cannot let not a Ch[alder] go over for she is an <unfre> bottome soe I must pay 18s for every Chalder pray write me once a week as formerly desired and you will obliedge him that desires some occatione may present whereon he might let you se[e] how much he is sr MB

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