Letter – Michael Blackett to John Strother – 3 Mar 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Mar 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Strother
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle March the 3d 1675/6

Mr John Strother


My last to you of the 18th Feb: to w[hi]ch referrs you since have Rec[eive]d yours of the 26th January & accordinge to your advice have this Post writt to my freind at Rochell that hee take care my Salt be of the very whitest, w[hi]ch I am confident will be complyed withall for the disposall of w[hi]ch I leave to your discression you know how many lying dayes I have for his unloadinge & loadinge soe order him as you please, onely take care that you make mee not lyable To any damage, but for your pornes [prunes] you may <venter> upon Tenn dayes more then I formerly advised you of for that liberty I have granted mee for my Pann Plates lett them bee all from 50 to 52 & 54 Inches longe & from 10 to 12 Inches broad & a quarter & halfe a quarter Inch thicke w[hi]ch pray see to make ready accordingly & my Iron of the very finest mettle – As for Pitch & Tarr I have desired Mr Sowton to send you his order Streight forward, soe that it will be w[i]th you as soone as this, Therefore after receipt I hope you will take good Care to provid[e] of those things according as I formerly desired all w[hi]ch I leave to your discretion nott doubting butt in every thinge you will doe for mee as if it were your owne Concerne pray to take care that I have good Cases for the Pitch & Tarr otherwise I may bee a great looser thereby, keepe the Master to his owne & if any advantage to mee, besure make him lye all the lyinge dayes I have granted mee to a day I have noe more to Inlardge upon Then to assure you that I am MB

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