Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Verlaen – 4 Sep 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Sep 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Nicholas Verlaen
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle 4th September 1675

Mr Nich Varlaan


You will p[er]ceive by my fathers last that the Company is seperated, and I for future am to Act for my selfe which pray note accordingly, and haveing noe mind to change Correspondents, I hope you will accept of my small concerne, In confidence of which have shipped and consigned unto you by the bearer hereof Barty Kirkehouse 400 p[iece]s small lead marked WB with a D to distinguish them from those which my father consignes unto you by the same Maister soe pray have a care of mixing the one with the other but keepe each apart, as for w[ha]t belongs my Father, may expect his order for the disposall thereof, but the saile of the 400 p[iece]s above mentioned is left to your discretion, either to sell att price <Amst> or keepe for a better Markett, as you shall thinke most for my advantige, my advice is to keepe it a while for I have observed that good Markets presents most Commonly In the Winter time, but you being in the Place is more able to judge, than I, soe I freely leave the disposall thereof wholly to your discretion; the m[aster] is to have 10 stuyvers p[er] p<iece>s freight, w[i]th a stuyver a Gild[er] for primidge, and averidges as p[er} the enclosed Bill of loading. Direct now your Letters for mee Marchant In Newcastle who will write you att learge p[er] next post and remaines in the meane time MB

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