Letter – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 19 Oct 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Oct 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle 8ber 19th 1675

Honnoured Sr

Since mine of the 19 present have received yours of the 14th ditto with the sad newes of the Losse of our Leed by Richd Streeter no remedy but patience: God gives so I ought to be Contented when he pleaseth to take away and therefore no Losse shall ever trouble me for tis but a folly for men to Grudge or <paine> at the Almightyes will and pleasure but now when sumthing is to be saved I thinke we ought to looke after it: therefor I hope you will be pleased to procure an order w[hi]ch I am Informed is feazeable for the restoring of the Custome for sumthing in my mind is better then nothing: Jno mobray I thinke will be in Towne this day so shall give him warning of all you write Concerning him first to make me ready against next pay all the money he shall get before that time of the milkeridge tennants secondly that I will not allow <Cd> of any money he shall lay out for my bro: Edward and thirdly w[ha]t you write about Green Gill Ore and the 2 hearths at planky mill the reasons I gave a bout the n[igh]t shifts at fallowfield you might have understood by my writeing they were only w[ha]t the little reason I had could take notice of I hope you will give me leave to give you my opinion in w[ha]t things I shall Observe to go on to your prejudice and for my owne satisfaction and Instruction in such businesses I shall be most ready to discourse with you at meeting Concerning this matter & god willing shall not faile to thinke you on pray never feare that I shall take more then the half of your Leed nor that quantity neither I doe assure you I am mistaken If I did not acquaint you with my Intentions of shipping sum Leed for newhaven in Wm <Creaghs> vessell 400 p[iece]s I intended with much Intreaty he got me to shipp 600 p[iece]s this I am very Certane you were acquainted withall and if any writt you that I spoake for 800 p[iece]s more they were to blame

I thinke I shall prevaile with Bartho Kirkhouse for 400 p[iece]s but he will not be Tyed to one port ei<ther> Amster[dam] or Rot[terdam] he will God willing go too and will Endeavoure for Rott[erdam] but if the wind will not serve we must give him leave to goe for Amst[erdam] the freight is as formerly and be[c]ause you thinke I take more Leed then you can spare (though I assure you no such thing [ )] you may have all these 400 p[iece]s if you please or I will have the ½ so let me know your mind but I hope you will abate of £12 for I doe assure you if I had money I could buy 2 ½ s nay I partly Confident for 5s under Sam: beake hath writt me twice about 12s <…> mo: in the 2 baggs sent him Jno Rumney brother wm & my selfe knowes there was sum sent him so have ordered him to speake to you & you may please order Mr Nelthorpe to Charge it: about the trellisses I shall doe no more than w[ha]t you give me leave to doe but if the trellisses above that presse were taken away likewise I do not understand w[ha]t roome would be lost but rather make us more room for I doe meane to take away the presse only the trellisse above so make all into one presse for the sd trellise serves for nothing but for harbouring of Ratts and to make that usefull I thinke no roome would be Lost now Sr pray give me your advice about a prentice I cannot thinke to have £100 for the first I was offered £80: w[hi]ch I refused upon your former advice and he Robt Mallabar tooke for £60: a prentice I must have but would do nothing without your advice and w[he]n nor how to meet with such another as I was proffered me I know not: for other businesse I refer you to my bro: Wm Letters so praying for your health & happinesse & earnestly craveing your blessing I remane MB

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