Letter – Michael Blackett to Samuel Sowton – 3 Dec 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Dec 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Samuel Sowton
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle xber 3rd 1675

Mr Sam <Soroton>


Pray be pleased to advise me p[er] very first if Mr Jno Strother be still at Stockholme if he be for ould acquaintance sake I thinke to make use of him not doubting but he will willingly accept of my small Commissione and act it with as little Charge as any man In the place I have a ship about 100 last going thither Therefore if he be not there you would doe me a Greate kindnesse to recommend me to an honnest factor who is active able and understanding for with such I immagine you commonly deale withall pray pardon my boldnes and In Requitall of w[hi]ch trouble If at any time I can do you any service in these parts upon all occationes frely 

Command MB

Lead £12

Coales 9s p[er] C[halder]

Rye 4s p[er] Bush[el] & under

Oats 18d to 20d

Beanes 2s 8d

w[hi[t[e] pease if Good 4s

brande[y] 4s 4d p[er] Gall[on]

Old wine £20 p[er] Tun

Black rye 3s & 3s 2d p[er] Bush[el]

As above MB

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