Letter – Michael Blackett to John Strother – 15 Apr 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Apr 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Strother
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle Ap[r]ill 15th 1676

Mr Jno Strother


My last to you was of the 11 <..> of Ap[r]ill 76 To w[hi]ch refers you since have Rec[eive]d yours of the 15th past, w[hi]ch before I ansar lett mee desire you to acquaint Mr Lecke that to this day I never heard from him, of his Arrivall att Rochell w[hi]ch I can nott, but take very well (I meane Ill) from him your Bill for the vallue of 300 RD I have accepted & w[ha]t more you draw upon <Mersieres> Bankes upon my acct I am very confident will be punctually honoured – about Pitch & Tarr you have you have allready soe full an Order, that I can say noe more, for I cannot have Mr Sowtons order soe that if you can buy w[ha]t quan[ti]ty I desire, I desire noe better, for I would Willingly avoid diffrenses betwixt Wm. Lecke and mee butt if noe Tarr and Pitch to be gott and that Wm. Lecke will nott loade w[i]th Daeles according to my desire lett him take his Course only remember mee to him; and tell him I hope to finde him Civill, w[hi]ch will be to the greate satisfaction of S[i]r. MB

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