Letter – Michael Blackett to John Horsham – 7 Jan 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Jan 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Horsham
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle Jan 7th

Mr Jno Horsham


I have before me yours of the 18th and 21 past I intend you God willing a percell of Leed by my vessell but before I proceed let me In treate you to make a quick sale as possibly you can of the Goods you Receive by sd vessell and Remitt the Mo[ney] to Mr Hen: Nelthorpe Gouldsmi[th] in London I would send no Goods but what I thought would find Ready vent God sending the vessell to her desired port so shall not trouble you neither with Grindstones nor with Glasse I doe not much care wether you [struck out: might] meet with any Goods on freight for Rotchell or nott but such a <trick> as in former Mentioned would doe admireable well so pray try your hand if not to be done nor no Goods mett withall the vessell must Goe to Rotchell with Ballast and more as to that I cannot say Leed in small Barrs as you desire not to be procured in this place Tin no Good Commodity here I can Give you no Encouridgm[en]t to send <Canau..> for this place Nor french wine neither our vintners are so Curious & long in paying a yeare & a day we Reckon Good paym[en]t old french wine worth £20 p[er] Tun new £32 to £36 p[er] Ton my vessell is now prepareing I have ordered the m[aste]r when he arrives with you to pretend he is Bound to Bristol I am in hast[e] MB

be sure try your new Coast <surv.t?>

for you will do me very Greate kindnesse if you can Get my Businesse done

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