Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Verlaen – 28 Dec 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Dec 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Nicholas Verlaen
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle xber 28

Mr Nicho Verlaen


Though I write from Newcastle yet I am at Stockton and thereabouts keeping my Christmas where I meete w[i]th both yours of the 9th & 20th present the former by Geo Johnson who God be thanked is well arrived at Newcastle & the latter by <..> when I go hence w[hi]ch will God willinge be within 2 or 3 dayes shall deliver your inclosed, to sd Johnson, And advise you from thence how all goods <prices>, But I doubt not that all will be to my very great satisfaction for I question not but you Can buy as good Goods & as Cheape as any man, In Holland; I take notice your Markett for Corne falls, soe shall leave of our former Intention untill further Advice, for have to this day bought none not beinge able to meete w[i]th any to Content at the Price you <limit> mee to I am Sorry you can find mee noe Good £22: fine <co[tto]n> without buying a Coarser Sort, w[hi]ch I can doe nothing w[i]thall Soe send mee none, Butt sell my Lead when you thinke fitt And keepe the money in your hands untill further Order That is to say; remitt mee not a farthinge for other Goods I know none that will turne to Acct But shall Advise you more of that p[er] next

It may be Mr John Stoacher [sic] of Stockholme may chardge £100: <o> £200: upon you if hee doe, let his Bill bee accepted and upon your Advise; I shall Order your moneyes in time But I beleeve hee will not Charge any thing up[on] you

I wonder where John Huntinge is gone to I heard you freight him pray write to some Parts in your Country & see if you find him out or Advise mee if you can learne where hee is to: Rye where I am att 4s 3d & 4s 6d Leed £12: 10s <to> £12 12s Butter 15s & 16s p[er] Firkin I am MB

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