Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 1 Jul 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Jul 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Walter Chaytor
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Walter Chaytor      ditto [Newcastle 1 July 1676]


      My last to you was of the 19th June [16]76 To w[hi]ch referres you Since have Rec[eive]d yo[u]rs of the 26th 29th and 30th past and allsoe one of this date; w[hi]ch I shall God willinge now answer att lardge one after another; Vaughan is Arrived by whome Rec[eive]d the Tow and Sayle Docke w[hi]ch is it to content; but yett the Tow is nott pap[er]ed as our Marchants desire itt; Soe shall nott trouble you w[i]th causeinge aney more to be soe done up therefore w[i]thout paperinge aney of itt pray send me by John Vaughan; or p[er] first conveinently 2000C of the the very same sort of Tow onely doe you write your customer; that itt tis nott for Good In the Middle is In the Oute side w[hi]ch fault desire him to mende and hee may come to have a good Customer of mee but write Sharpely to him now Sir pray safe notice of another thinge; this Sort is nott right Haerlemes Tow for 22 Gilders or 22½ Gilders pray send itt likewise ~

      I have the account of my 350 p[iece]s Leed which have examined found right and booked in conformity with you; I am very well remembered w[i]th the Sale there of and would have sent you more by Vaughan; but that I was In the Countrey when hee arrived; and before I got home hee had p[ro]vided all his Loadinge; but shall send you some p[er] first oppertunity pray hasten In what money is behinde; and remitt itt mee as soone as is possible, and my Stockinges pray dispose of for w[ha]t they will yeild ~

      I am very well contented w[i]th the price you promised for my Leed and if you could bringe them to pay ready money upon delivery of the Goodes <oboteinge> [obtaining] 1 p % [percent] I would send you farr more Then I doe ~

      I was att Sunderland about some business; where I mett w[i]th Mr Peter Roas did offer him my assistance and w[ha]t money hee wanted; money hee will want none And an honest Man hee hath att command; who will see that noe Man come beyond him; And Assist him in all his businesse. yo[u]r Bill of £200 is booked in conformity w[i]th you pray remitt mee some more money as soone as ever you cann ~

      About the Sale of my Leed;  keepe yo[u]r owne Counsill and I will warrant you now all yo[u]r lett[e]rs is Answered so shall conclude remayneinge    MB:

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