Letter – Michael Blackett to John Strother – 8 Feb 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Feb 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Strother
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle feb 8th 1675/6

Mr Jno Strother

I have writt  you severall letters all w[hi]ch I hope come to yout han<d> In due time to this day not any from you soe the last [less] to Inl[a]rge upon this serveing onely to accompeny the bearer thereof Mr Will laike <..> of the owners love of newcastle you have had now by severall of my formers how that I have fr<egt..> him soe shall nott Inlarge upon that particular the goods desired are me[n]tioned above w[hi]ch I hope he will finde riddy [ready] for his taking in for the good <value> thereof in every respect and as is desired I doe not questione In the least for I have nothing more to recommend unto you then the vessell dispatch w[hi]ch pray lett be done w[i]th <all> Expedition, above 5 dayes both for unloding and loading he must nott <l…..> soe you see w[ha]t <brne> I have I hope you will minde my businesse and make me Lyable to any damage, w[ha]t money soe ever the M[aste]r Call for lett him have itt and take a noate under his hand <are> soe much p[ai]d upon account of his fr[e]ight

If please God he Come well he will deliver his loadin of salt w[hi]ch pray put of upon arrivall upon arrivall upon the best Tearmes you Can and lett me have I Intreat soe much the less as they <proseed> thereof Charged upon Messours Bookes of Hambrough the M[aste]r is to pay noe Charges soe you are pay all Charges w[ha]tsoever w[hi]ch makes me thinke the m[aste]r will have little occation for money but lett have w[ha]t he calls for – I shall nott now Inlarge hopeing this first time all the good desired will pr<rcede> to my sastfaction w[he]n please God they arrive here befor this Come to your hand you shall god willing have some from me by past soe att present will Con[c]lude and Rest

Sr Yours to command

Mich: Blackett

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