Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 7 Sep 1675

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

Mr Walter Chaytor


I have shipped In the John and Henry of Newcastle Barty Kirkhouse m[aste]r 400 p[iece]s leed for amstardam, as pr the Inclosed bill of loading, w[i]th whome I have prevailed to Come to Rotterdam, w[hi]ch he hath promised me he will doe if the wind presents for his purpose, soe that if he doe Come you are desired to receive the said 400 p[iece]s leed, and dispose thereof for my most advantidge, paying the m[aste]r freight as if he went for amstardam, my advice Is to keepe it awhile, for I have observed, that good markets most Commonly presents In the winter time, but you beeing In the place Is more able to Judge than I, soe I leave all to your discretion, and noate this as my owne Concerne, the m[aste]r hath 400 p[iece]s more, w[hi]ch likewise receive and dispose thereof for my fathers most advantidge, noate that as his Concerne, and for future looke upon us, as two deffrerent persons, I have before me yours of this date doe thank you for your advice soe shal send you noe more of that leed marked I M your exchange Is high, noe remedy but patience for I know not how to healpe my selfe, seeing you thinke I might make better advantidge by returnes, pray tell me In what, for I doe assure you I know not of any Commodity of w[hi]ch I Cann make 2 p of a Gil[der] besides the venter, retailing of it, and hazard of bad Debts, I shall write you my further minde p[er] next, In the meane time remaines MB

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