Letter – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 30 Oct 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Oct 1675
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle 8ber the 30th 1675

Honnoured Sr

I have before me yours of the 23rd present Inclosed you have a Certificate according to the Instructions given me Somthing is better than nothing so pray be pleased to procure an order that so we may have the Custome of our Leed restored I dare sweare none in the world had any part in my halfe if it be requisite upon your advice I will Imediately send you up an affidavitt to that effect I doe heartyly beg your excuse for the Trouble I putt you to In this businesse let the Charge be what it will I will very willingly leave my proportion thereof – the Britehemston [Brighton] man was called Geo: Beach his vessell the Susan of Britehemston who threw over board 39 p[iece]s Leed as p[er] verlaens acct I intend for the pay God willing upon Wednesday next & then shall acquaint Jno: mowbray with the needfull you may be Certaine I was not unmindfull of sending up money for the pay w[hi]ch will take as I am Informed £880: =: at my returne may expect as full an acct as I can give you of occurrences at all placeis & shall advise you w[ha]t my Couz: Jno thinks of bringing the workeman of fallowfield to an 8 hours shift 

for the price of w[ha]t Leed I have Had I will submitt to you and am Content you have the whole 400 p[iece]s Leed in Bartho: Kirkhouse upon your owne proper acct & have accordingly advised both Mr Verlaen and Walter Chaytor that so to whose hands it comes to they may booke it accordingly as fast as I can I will Get Leed Shipt away for one of the places you mentione and if an opertunity present for Hamb<urg> pray advise to whome I shall consigne it for If I mistake not I heard you say that you Intended to leave of Twyford and Company -  Mr Pees and Joh<…> discoursed about the Beanes you had of Major Allen and w[ha]t we thinke most for your advantidge shall be done w[hi]ch is in buying as many the first that comes in for tis expected they will be very cheap I heare my Couz: Ed: hath remitted you the money so shall not speake to him this being the present needfull with my prayers for your health & happinesse & earnestly craveing your blessing I remaine MB

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