Letter – Michael Blackett to Samuel Sowton – 28 Dec 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Dec 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Samuel Sowton
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle xber 28th 1675

Mr Sam: Sowton


I have before me yours of the 9th present & although you thinke Mr Strother without any mans Recomendatione will as soone serve me as any man In England yet I doe friendly thanke you for your Readinesse to do me a kindnesse and for Requitall if at any time I can do you any service in these parts pray frely Command your letter putts me to <astand> In saying that Mr Strothers Intentione is to come over this winter whome I have writt severall letters about a great concerne If my vessell arrive before he returne I shall be vexed to the heart Soe I desire you write me as you here of his comeing away and if you know advise me who he leaves to Observe orders that comes unto him if none that he will Ingage for God be thanked I have another Good man at Stockholme at Command but will rather make use of him than any other for ould Acquaintance sake pray write me once a weeke I will do as much for you another time for would not have my businesse Neglected and another reason is that if In case he be Com’d away I may order some to call for w[ha]t letters I have writt him that soe this winter time they may take the best oppertunity for buying the Goods desired as alsoe to procure the highest exchange as is desired for the [space left in text] of Swethland If I mistake not about this time must want Mo[ney] at Hamb[urg] Consequently the exchange if I mistake not must be High pray write me once a weeke which I intreate you do I am MB

I do write Mr Strother againe either this or next post

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