Letter – Michael Blackett to John Strother – 19 Jun 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Jun 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Strother
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr: Jno Strother          ditto [Newcastle June 19th 1676]


      My last to you was of the 6th May 1676 to w[hi]ch referres you Since have Rec[eive]d yo[u]rs of the 26th ap[r]ill and 17th May In yo[u]r former takes notice of RD [RijksDaalder] 2400: drawne upon Mess[e]urs Bankes upon my account all w[hi]ch will bee duely pay[e]d 2000: being allready and the other 600; will likewise bee complyed with all In due time; as allso w[ha]t more you shall draw to the vallue of £1000 St[erlin]g w[hi]ch w[i]th the nett p[ro]ceed of my Salt I hope will Serve you for the Reloadinge of Wm Lecke if nott I dare say you will trust mee, the Remaynder till I know w[ha]t more you will have accation [occasion] for; and then shall nott fayle to Order itt you w[i]th consideration if either considerable or deserved, Butt the Reale truth is I have given Order only to accept your Billes to the value of £1000 St[erlin]g the Reason was that Mrs [Masters] Bankes was very urgant w[i]th mee (for some Reasons you know to know to w[ha]t vallue hee might accept yo[u]r Billes upon my Account; upon w[hi]ch I gave him the above mentioned order; w[hi]ch I thought would serve; butt if itt will nott; the worst is you can only bee without yo[u]r money untill I heare from you, and if you shall hap[p]en to be any thinge in disbursse upon my account, I will w[i]th all my heart allow you satisfaction to the uttmost of the time 

      In yo[u]r last takes notice of RD [RijksDaalder] 600 more drawne upon Mess[ieu]rs Bankes w[hi]ch will bee pay[e]d I am gladd Wm Lecke was arrived w[i]th newes; Soe that now I shall begin to expect him every day, noe Reamedy but patience for yo[u]r badd Markett for Salt; I hope you sold myne accordinge to my former order and Chardged soe much the less as the nett p[ro]ceed Thereof upon Mr  Bankes towards the Reloadinge of S[ai]d Lecke w[hi]ch would bee much to my Satisfaction ~

      yo[u]r Inclosed to Mr Wolfe was sent forward by     MB:

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