Letter – Michael Blackett to John Horsham – 19 Nov 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Nov 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Horsham
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle 9ber 19th 1675

Mr Jno Horsham


I questione not but you have heard of the com<panys> seperation & how that for future I am to act for my selfe & I hope you will accept of the small concerns w[hi]ch I shall have in your place haveing bene recommended to me by my good friend Mr Robt Jackson of Stockton and if at any time I can do you any service in these parts upon all occationes you may frely command me who you shall find as honest punctuall and ready to obey your Commands and that with as little charges as any one in this place I have freighted a <vessell> for the east about 100 Ch[alders] burden who will be ready to saile about Candlemas and I intend God willing she shall unload in your place take Ballast on for Rochell and so proceed <t>he voyadge pray write me w[ha]t you think will turne to acct besides coales in your place if either Leed or Butter I can suply you and you will do me a great kindnesse to recommend to me an honnest carefull man in Rochell for I must have one that will mind his businesse and dispatch the vessell in 10 Lawfull working dayes w[hi]ch I thinke is time enough for God willing I will have the Salt to waite my vessells arivall the ammount of w[hi]ch he may draw upon me payable in London or here and if you desire security for your friend as being unknowne I will give it you – Mr Butler was formerly my Corrispondent who I perceive grows old leaves his businesse to his men & so is not so well done as it ought but this to your selfe pray afford your answer at your leisure unto MB

Rye here 4s p[er] bush[el] winchester measure pray advise how tis with you

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