Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 11 Dec 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Dec 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Walter Chaytor
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle 10br 11 1675

Mr Walter Chaytor


I have before me both yours of the 14th p[ast] and 6 present the former I received by Jno Vaughan who God be thanked at last is well arrived & I have received the 400 Bundells of Rod Iron but we shall fall out aboute the freight so let me know if there was any agrement betwixt you and him and I must needs tell you that you were very much oversene in not takeing Bills of Loading w[hi]ch do p[er] future & alwayes allow 5s p[er] Tonn no master will desire more I am sure I never pd more from Holland and I thinke I have had some Goods from thence in my life time but for want of a Bill of Loading I know not w[ha]t I shall be forced to pay this time I am affraid too much for I am fearefull of a processe the m[aste]r Intending brave things w[hi]ch I shall never allow of unlesse necessitated tis very wonderfull to me that salt pan plat<es> should be rather dearer with you than harnase plates pray let me know w[ha]t Iron the salt pan plates are made of and wether they be made with you or not for if they be made with you I supose I might have them of any length & bredth as I should desire them the plates you sent <talke> no more of them for as formerly advised I do take them upon my owne acct I intend you a percell of p[er] very first but vaughan I thinke will not stir this winter Leed here £12 p[er] fodd[er] of 21 cwts each hundred <qty> 112 <ll> Coales 9s p[er] Ch[alder] I here there is severall of youre vessells Lost in the East Loaden with Corne w[hi]ch I am sory for pray God Comfort the Interest I am MB

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