Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 3 Mar 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Mar 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Walter Chaytor
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle March 3th 1675/6

Mr Walter Chaytor


The above is Coppy of my last dated the 19th feb to which referrs you Since have Rec[eive]d yours of the 21st & 25th past I hope ere this Va[u]ghan is Arrived & that you have made some progress In the Sale of my Leed the disposall of w[hi]ch I leave to your discression, onely pray after it is gone lett mee have an account Curent sent that soe wee may beginn upon a new I have gott the Bitch you sent mee the Charge of w[hi]ch place to my debtt onely pray if you can gett it done, lett mee have a Catalogue of her vertues & also of her badd qualitys if shee have any the Bitch is a fine comly large Bitch & as shee proves I shall be adviseing you seeing you give mee soe greate incurradgm[en]t about Leed Leed doe I intend you shortly a nother quantity for you shall God willinge have supplyes upon the least probability of a little profitt. Could not you sell a parcell of Stockings, for if you could I would supply you, soe lett mee know w[ha]t quantyty you could sell In the yeare, att w[ha]t price & w[ha]t Collour is most desired, if any Incurradgem[en]t upon your notice I shall Sturr accordingly & could not you send mee a parcell of fine & ordinary tow, of fine & ordinary [..] flax & of Snuit if ordred for if soe, lett mee have p[er] first the Currant prices & in short if there bee any Commodyty that this Country will affoard, w[hi]ch you think will turne to account with yours pray lett mee have thereof for I am as ready to Sturr for a little profitt as any other whatsoever I am MB

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