Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 9 Jun 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Jun 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Walter Chaytor
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Walter Chaytor            Newcastle June the 9th 1676


      My last to you was of the 8th present w[hi]ch I writt you yesterday by Jno Vahan [Vaughan], Since none of yo[u]rs, Soe this serves Cheifely to confirme which is above written and therefore have no more att present to Inlardge upon, then only to buy and send mee by s[ai]d Vahan [Vaughan] 10 bolts of the best Hollands Docke for mayne Saile, fore Saile, Missen [mizzen] and Sprissell [spritsail] and 5 bolts of Small Hollands Docke for Top sailes you may gett Mr Vahan [Vaughan] to goe allong w[i]th you; who knowes w[ha]t Stuffe is for my use and I know accordinge to his promise to mee hee will assist you In w[ha]t lyes in his power onely doe you pay for itt And when I know yo[u]r disbursse for the same; shall doe itt you good In accou[n]t ~

      only I desire you that if you and Mr Vahan [Vaughan] doe find the commodity att present deare and think itt will bee cheaper hereafter that you would be pleased to lett allone for a voyadge or two for I am in noe greate hast, but if noe probability of beinge Cheaper; Then pray buy itt this voyadge as above To     M:B:
A bolt of canvas is traditionally 39 yards Doek is Dutch for cloth, which evolved into the English word ‘duck’ in reference to sail canvas –Wikipedia.

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