Letter – Michael Blackett to John Horsham – 7 Dec 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Dec 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Horsham
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle xber 7 1675

Mr Jno Horsham


I have before me yours of the 26th past for Answer may please take Notice that I have Got a friend at Rotchell one Mr Anthony Allaire recommended to me by my very Good friend Mr Peter Bar of London who I do not questione but will do my businesse to Content however I cannot Omitt to acknowleg<e> my self very much obliedged unto you for  <..> you writt about Mr Stukey my vessell whereof wm Leck is m[aste]r you may expect about Candlemas rather before who I shall desire you to dispatch In 4 or 5 Lawfull workeing dayes I meane w[ha]t ever he hath In pray let <…> be landed with all speed and then take you<r> time for the disposall thereof w[hi]ch I leave wholly to your discretione I need say no m<ore> to you for I am Confident you understand <by> my writeing that I doe not desire any thing to be <betayled> out of the ship which may occatione the Vessells Lying more than 5 or 6 dayes at most & pray take a note under the masters hand how many dayes you were in unlodeing him as for Ballasting the ship for Rotchell the m[aste]r will procure & pay for <..> If any In you place shall at that time have any Goods to send it will do extraordinary well and do you agree for the freight as y<ou> please but then mentione that they shall be landed with all speed at Rotchell pray write me once a weeke of the price of Leed if it continue at £12: 10 and £13 your ton I shall send you a quantity by my vessell & some before if possible pray write me what you meane by Good Coales whether Round or small for I can send you Either & let me know w[ha]t steath [staithe] is the most Commended with you whether Bladon, Lemmington, <L/Hpinnoure?> Stella Trunck or any other for I can send you of any sort – Grindstones her[e] 17s a Chalder if any proffitt at the price let me know & what sort you desire – your Answer will come <time> enough so lett me know alsoe the price of Glasse with you I am In hast[e], will write you at large p[er] next In the meane time remains Sr MB

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