Letter – Michael Blackett to John Strother – 11 Apr 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Apr 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Strother
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle Ap[r]ill the 11th 76

Mr John Strother


My last to you was of the 25th March past to w[hi]ch refers you Since none from you soe the lesse to Inlarge upon this serveing cheifely for a Covert to the Inclosed w[hi]ch pray deliver & perswade him all you can to avoyd diffrences if hee can neither procure Pitch or Tarr, Butt if hees <positive> & refractory Lett him take his Course, if hee can buy any Pitch & Tarr, I am content hee shall buy it, w[hi]ch I heare hee may easily doe, hee <p….ding> his Voyage for Amsterdam, & I desire you to doe as much for mee, as to Assist him in the buying thereof, w[hi]ch I know you may doe, & itt never come to Mr Sowtons knowledge, besides in the doeing thereof, you will avoyd diffrences betwixt Mr Leck & mee, & further very much oblidge MB

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