Letter – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 16 Nov 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Nov 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle 9ber 16th 1675

Hon[oure]d Sr

I have before me yours of the 11th present both H kirkhouse & I have done w[ha]t we can do about procureing of a vessell for Rott[erdam] for you but can meet with none we shall still be endeavouring if any to be gott of w[hi]ch H K doubts very much it shall all be upon your acct for I have no mind to venture this winter time the money R M recd more than the pay cam<e> to was to pay for candles for all your Groves w[hi]ch he sd was to come from <perith> before Christmas I do not allow in planky pay one farthing for my bro Ed: I shall write J M as you order me and his answer w[he]n I receive it shall signifie unto you according to your order I shall not raise the price of carriage of ore I shall alsoe write Richd w[ha]t you order & his answer w[he]n recd shall likewise signifie unto you I cannot tell who tis that is lookeing after Lunehead w[ha]t I writt you I had from Richd I shall treate with Mr Creagh & may come to venture 200 p[iece]s for newhaven with you but let Legendre write you w[ha]t he <w..> I will assure him he shall never have the disposall of one p<iece> of mine so if you be unwilling to let me Consigne moree to whome I please I shall not venture one p<iece> Verlaen writes me that kirkhouse is stranded nigh Ameland the vessell hole<d> <lost> only of your Leed 4 p[iece]s saved the vessell and Loading was computed to be worth above £5000 I pray God send better news for the future sr I have occatione for £100 this day sevennight I desire you would order bro Wm to pay it unto me so with my dayly prayers for your health & hapinesse & earnestly Craveing your blessing I remane MB

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