Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Verlaen – 9 Oct 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Oct 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Nicholas Verlaen
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle 8ber 9th 75

Mr Nicho: Verlaen


I have not time to give you a Coppy of my former haveing bene in the west country & but this day comd home at my returne Doe meett with both yours of the <..> present one by post & the other by Bartho: Kirkhouse for answer to w[hi]ch may please take notice that there is no thinking of sending you any  rye or wheat as the priceis you mentione for rye at present is here above 4s p[er] bush[el] & wheat above 5s but shall se[e] w[ha]t can be done hereaf<ter> and if can buy any quantity before a Contradictory order come from you shall send it you and am very willing to be ½  returne I doe understand w[ha]t good can be done by whale Oyle beanes & madder in this place by none of w[hi]ch goods I am very confident we shall make 2s of a Gilder; soe judge w[ha]t profitt the adventure Considered. I hould <battry> to be the best Commodity: so if I can meet with any rye or wheat to Content shall advise you in dew time w[ha]t sort of <Battry> you shall send in returne if you aprove thereof I take notice you have sould 40 p[iece]s of my leed at 25s pray sell as many as will buy the goods desired & the remainder keep or sell as you se[e] cause for w[ha]t ever you doe shall be to my full satisfactione but if you cannot sell the Leed then Mr Walter Chaytor of Rotterdam will remitt you w[ha]t you desire but I would not have you to trouble him unlesse necessitated I am MB

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