Letter – Michael Blackett to John Strother – 6 May 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 May 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Strother
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr. Jno: Strother	                          ditto [Newcastle May 6th 1676 ]


My last was of the 22d past to w[hi]ch referrs you Since not any from you, soe the less to Inlardge upon; I hope ere this come to hand, William Lecke will be come away, and I question not butt God sending the Goods To hand here they will all prove to Content w[hi]ch will be a meanes to Create greater Correspondence together hereafter, I allsoe hope that accordinge to my desire you would not fayle of puttinge off my Salt upon Arrivall att price Currant And draw soe much the lesse as the proceeds thereof Towardes his Relodinge w[hi]ch I can not but think you either have or will go forme accordingly, By w[hi]ch meanes I suppose you will nott have occasion to draw about 6 or £700: upon Mr Bankes but if you draw £1000 yo[u]r Billes will be hono[u]red upon my account for I am soe well satisfied w[i]th your ability and honesty that I have given that order, And not only soe Butt seconded the same twice hopeinge this business betwixt you and Mr Sowton, will nott hinder you from mindinge my concernes though I must tell you that yo[u]r sendinge your accepted Bills tender soe maney Endorssments To another where to be payd, as is reported you have done hath a little defamed yo[u]r Creditt att Hambrough; This I hope you will nott take ill from mee, Butt as a freindly Advice as Realy t'is 

I perceive you have Charged 300 RD [rijksdaalder] upon M[aste]rs Bankes of w[hi]ch I have noe advice, soe cannott booke the same I am    MB:

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