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Mr Jno Strother Newcastle xber [December]: the: 7th 1676 Sir The reason of my omittinge Soe longe answeringe yo[u]rs of the 7th 8ber [October] was cheifely grounded upon my expectation of seeinge you here before this And assure you I would be very glad to see you but the Report goeinge In Towne that you have alltered yo[u]r resolution I thought itt convenient to write you these few lines; beinge very desirious to know w[ha]t becomes of my Salt for I hope ere this you have Rec[eive]d letters from Sweathland whereby you may bee able to fullfill w[ha]t you could nott doe In this yo[u]r last (vizt) to Informe mee of all things att large w[hi]ch I intreate you to doe by the very first conveniencey for to tell you the truth I would very gladly have itt sold. Nay I longe to heare of the Sale thereof; for I am resolved In the minde I am in nott to send a Vessell to Stockholme till that bee done w[hi]ch w[he]n effected and that I know the nett p[ro]ceed; I can the better chase a Vessell for my purpose certainly there is some way or other to gett itt disposed of In my oppinion itt might easily bee Trucked for Iron to be delivered In the Springe; And esspecially att this Season pray Write over to yo[u]r freind and lett mee have itt disposed of for now is the time Soe I shall leave itt to him nott doubtinge butt hee will Ask for my most advantage I shall now onely desire to heare from you upon receipt hereof and when you heare from yo[u]r freind about my concernes that you will bee pleased to Signife the contentes thereof att yo[u]r leasure unto him that realy is MB:
Sweathland – is this an old name for Sweden? One account noted that Sweathland ‘lye betweene Stocholme and Valsterboen’.