Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 9 Oct 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Oct 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Walter Chaytor
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle 8ber 9th

Mr Walter Chaytor


I have not time to write you a Copy of my former haveing bene in the west country & came but home this day where I meet with yours of the 4th & 8th present which I shall now god willing answer at large in the former takes notice of the receipt of mine by Bartho: Kirkhouse that he was gone for Am[sterdam] which I did advise you of before haveing some time since have had letters from Am[sterdam] of the same but I wish he had gone for the port for it seems my Leed meets with a better markett I perceive you have resolved to sell at 25 1/8 s with w[hi]ch am contented but I wish you had stood to 25 ¼ s according to your former resolutione In your letter have the bill for £100: w[hi]ch you mentione acceptance & payment of w[hi]ch I feare not so have booked the same in conformity with you & as you are in cash be pleased to be remitting and remitt none unto Mr Nicho: Verlaen unlesse already done for now he hath money enough in hands of mine – next post shall expect a bill for £200 according to your advice & take notice w[ha]t provition you will take of me w[hi]ch I allow others & am very willing to allow you the same: but to my father or whoever else I r[e]commend unto you take provition as you take of others viz 2 p[er]%

if Jno Lucker be with you remember me to him & tell him if he will come here soone I will give him the same freight againe

I am MB

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