Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 11 Sep 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Sep 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Walter Chaytor
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle 7ber 11 75

Mr Walter Chaytor


My last was of the 6 pres[en]t to w[hi]ch refers you, since none from you, soe the less at pres[en]t to Inlarge upon, this being Cheifly to advise you, that my father and I have freighted the Rose of <Tine> Jno Tucker m[aste]r for your place, and have put abord sd vessell 800 p[iece]s leed, Consigned unto your selfe 400 p[iece]s whereof Is upon my owne proper acct soe take them up, as they Rise, they haveing noe particular marke, w[hi]ch lay by themselves and dispose thereof for my most advantidge paying the m[aste]r freight 10 stuy[vers] p[er] p<iece> w[i]th one stuy[ver] upon a Gil[der] freight, for primidge and averidge as p[er] Inclosed bill of loading, for the other 400 belonging to my father, you are likewise desired to lay them by themselves, and dispose thereof for his most advantidge paying the m[aste]r same freight as for mine pray let me have a line In answar to the Conclution of my former, for after much studying, I know of noe Commodity w[i]th you of w[hi]ch I Can make 2 p of a Gil[der] soe Judge w[ha]t <brave> profit by returnes, retaile and hazard of bad debts Consedered.

I was In my fathers Ca<nloer> this day, w[h]ere I by Chance did see an acct from you, of the saile of some Leed, wherein you placed to acct 2 p% for your provition, I have In many places In holland Corrispondents who never have more than 1½  p% and In your <verey> place I Can Command 2 or 3 able men but for my wife sake I have a desire to Imploy you and to procure you some Commission, w[hi]ch I hope you are senceble of, as you may parceive by my begining, w[ha]t you doe to me I will keepe, your Counsell, of w[hi]ch never question, for my Rod Iron you know w[ha]t Commission you had, If you must have more for saile of goods, I am willing too submit, and soe Remaines MB

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