Letter – Michael Blackett to Nathaniel Smith – 18 Nov 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Nov 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Nathaniel Smith
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Nath[aniel]: Smith       Ditto [Newcastle 18 November 1676]


I have before me yours of the 13th present: your bill was presented me within this halfe houre w[hi]ch I Immediately discharged but pray your Reason for nott Charging the full Ballance I am sorry for the bad markett I mett withall but noe Remeady but patience. I assure you I did my best. I hope you beleive itt and whereas you say mr Dent sold you some that was was 5 p[er] o o [percent] worse for 3: 6d a Reame I doe answer itt may bee true and I doe beleive you. for goods are sold accordinge to the time of plenty or scarcity within 4/d[ays] hops were sold here for 5<d> a pound I gave my selfe 4d now I can have for 6 and 8: enough soe likewise many other Commodities w[hi]ch would bee too tedious to sett all att large I did my best for you, and soe I remaine


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