Letter – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 27 Nov 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Nov 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle November 27

Hon[oure]d Sr

At my returne from darneton met with yours of the 20 & 23rd  present w[hi]ch I shall now God willing answer in course There is not a vessell to be procured neither for Amst[erdam] nor Rott[erdam] for love nor moneys I have both H: <k/R>: Couz: Ed <Jvene> & peter at worke but to this day not one found out by the very first that Goes and that I can prevaile withall to take on any Leed shall ship 4: 6 or 800 p[iece]s upon your acct

I will never raise the price of <oare> leaders without both Richd and Jno advice and when we se[e] cause we will do it but not before at my returne from the next pay I doe not questione but to give you an acct who it is that is lookeing after Lunehead for I thinke there is no great difficulty of prying it out of Richard.

To the best of my knowledge I did not advise you that B: K: his Loading should be worth £5000 but that his ship & loading was Computed to be worth so much haveing had in a good quantity of Bradforth Cloth kersies stockons dollers besides your Leed for H Kirkhouse and some for others but how much of each I know not but if you desire to know all this I can presently have an acct from the Custom house seing you are so streitened for money as you say I shall be without the £100 formerly desired though I have occatione thereof yet shall do as well as I can without it at Durham I got only £35: £20 of Mrs Hubback and 15 of Mrs Massam for Doctor Bazire when his Martinmas rents comes in he will be mindfull of you and tell then Craves your Excuse I shall not faile to write his sons Every weke till they pay some of the money and for Mr Groves & Mrs <Vowen> shall write to them the needfull Inclosed you have w[ha]t J: M: writt me when he was last in towne in answer to my Letter w[hi]ch is the needfull at present so praying for your health and happinesse etc I am MB

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