Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Verlaen – 28 Sep 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Sep 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Nicholas Verlaen
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle 7ber 28th 75

Mr Nicho: Verlaan


My last to you was of the 17th present to w[hi]ch refer you since none from you soe the lesse at present to inlarge upon. I doe a little wonder I never had a letter from you since the company was seperated & that I doe not here of the arrivall of some of my Leed consigned unto you upon my owne proper acct viz 400 p[iece]s by Bartho Kirkhouse 400 p[iece]s by John Tucker & 400 p[iece]s by Richard Streeter the former & the latter possitvely for your place but the second may come to you to Rotterdam good newes of them would be very welcome unto me for of late we have had cruell winds, if it please god that any arrive well pray dispose thereof for my most advatidge and w[he]n you shall have any money In cash be pleased to send me the following goods viz:

One hundred weight of very fine tow

Two 2 hundred weight of the best middleing Tow

One hundred weight of fine pound flax}                                                                    

One hundred weight of ordinary pound flax} Both blew Lint

One hundred weight of fine Blew Snuite

One Good & handsome napkin presse about 40 Gilders price more or lesse as you see occatione

2 paire of Little brasse Tongues one brasse warming pan one paire of Brasse candlesticks & one brasse chaffing dish. Mr Walter Chaytor of rotterdam may come to remitt you some money upon my acct soe desireing you to excuse this great Trouble I am MB

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