Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Verlaen – 19 Feb 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Feb 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Nicholas Verlaen
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle Feb: 19: 1675/6

Mr Nicho Verlaen


My last unto you was of the 5th of Feb To w[hi]ch I referr you since I have <received> yours of the 18th present by w[hi]ch I take notice of the Sale of <50> peeces of Lead att 24 ¼  <s> w[hi]ch price I like not at all but doe Submitt to w[ha]t you doe & am content therew[i]th, Though I wish it were att Rotterdam where it gives above 25 <s> w[ha]t the Reason is that Rotterdam Markett should soe farr overeach yours I can not Immagine soe much as to that <particular> w[ha]tever you doe with the Lead you have of mine In your hands shall be to my full satisfaction soe pray order the disposall thereof as you please & think fitt & convenient , And as moneyes comes In, be pleased to remitt the same as formerly desired, Rye 4s p[er] Bushell, Wheat 5s, Bigg 2 ½ s Malt 1/3s Beanes 3s if good, white pease 3s 8d Coales 8s p[er] Chalder Lead £12 p[er] Fodder.


You formerly sent mee 2 payer [pair] of Tonges I desire you would send mee p[er] first oppertunity 2 payers of Shovells sutable thereto In doing of w[hi]ch you will oblidge 

Sir MB

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