Letter – Michael Blackett to Richard Crossman – 14 Jul 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Jul 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Richard Crossman
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Rich: Crossman:    Newcastle July the 14th [16]76


Yo[u]res of the 8th present I have before mee; In w[hi]ch takes notice of yo[u]r request In desireinge to know w[ha]t white Leed is here worth p[er] Ton to w[hi]ch I answer that I doe nott understand what you meane by white Leed nor cann I imadgine, w[ha]t sort of Leed t'is you desire,  Wee have here both white and Read Leed but they are used medicinally. And allso wee have a Sort of white Leed such as is used for Pencilles but none of these are to be sold by soe greate quantityes as the Tonn In this Countrey; The Sort of Leed that I sell is in Pigges or peeces w[hi]ch is comonly sold by the fudder of 21C wt [cwt] Each hundred contyneinge 112C the price Currant of w[hi]ch att present Is £11 p[er] fudder w[hi]ch w[i]th Custome and other Charges for Oversee will cost aboutt £12: 10S p[er] fudder free aboard. And I can att any time Shipp you what quantity you desire for Rotterdam this beinge thought the needfull I remayne 


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