Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 27 Oct 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Oct 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Robert Jackson
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Rob[er]t Jackson    Ditto [Newcastle 27 October 1676]


      This is to putt you in minde of a letter from you dated the 13th of 7ber [September] (75) w[hi]ch was writt under one from Mr Michaell Clips[h]am of London dated the 10th ditto by w[hi]ch you may remember and take notice; S[ai]d Clipsham wishes mee to Cleare S[ai]d Shipp of Whitby Tho: Dickeson Ma[ste]r (of this Custome House for the Coast to Stockton) but yo[u]r desire was rather for France or Burdeux [Bordeaux] and give s[ai]d Clipsham an account of the same; but you Judged itt best for mee to Cleare her for Burdaux [Bordeaux] for you could nott doe itt soe well att Stockton; yett w[i]th all you s[ai]d that Mr Clipsham his order might be observed; but now I am <like> to pay foraigne Custome for the s[ai]d Shippes Lodinge <except> either you or Mr Clipsham can Speedily give mee a p[er]fect account how the s[ai]d Lodinge was disposed of; for if itt was nott In England my bond will bee putt into the Exchequer; If doe nott pay the forraigne duty w[hi]ch is all Ready demanded or otherwise p[ro]ve shee was unladen In England w[hi]ch can nott bee done; Except either you or Mr Clipsham doe itt; Soe if you can nott doe itt yo[u]r selfe I pray Intimate the same to him w[i]th all Speed ~

      You know where the Shipp went to w[hi]ch pray lett mee know likewise if for Burdeaux [Bordeaux] then Forraigne Custome is dew [due]; if otherwise pray doe either you or Mr Clipsham Send mee his Returne Immediately to w[hi]ch purpose fayle nott, to writt Mr Clipsham the very next Post that soe I may gett my bond Cleared; lett mee have yo[u]r oppinion p[er] first Post w[hi]ch I shall expect and Soe remaynes


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