Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Verlaen – 27 Nov 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Nov 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Nicholas Verlaen
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle November 27th

Mr Nicho Verlaen


I wonder I have not herd from you this long time so haveing none of yours will cause brevity you may remember you recd some Leed by Jno Huntington who I here is at present in your place when I loaded the Leed In him I lent him £10: upon Bottomry for w[hi]ch I was to have £1<9> upon his arrivall at Stockton he Intending from this place to your port from your port to Norway and from thence to Stockton and it seemes my Gentleman never minded what he had done for w[he]n he was with you I here he tooke a freight for Rey If I had him here I would  order him to purpose pray speake to him and Get me my £13 of him & w[ha]t more you can for not performing his bottomry bill such youths ought to be sharply dealt withall & be sure scare him hard if with you this businesse I leave to you so pray do for me as if it were your owne concerne I am MB

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467