Letter – Michael Blackett to William Leck – 21 Mar 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Mar 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Leck
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Newcastle March 21st 1675/6

Mr Wm Lecke


I writt you to Rochell w[hi]ch I hope came safe to your hands Since none from you, soe the less to Inlardge upon I have onely to Advise you, that I can p[ro]cure neither Pitch nor Tarr for you In respect that trade is Monopolized as you know very well & who will bee concerned therein this next yeare, as yett is uncertayne, Soe the business I <doe> wholy leave to your discression, nott doubting but you will Act in every p[ar]ticular to the best of your knowledge for my most adva[n]tage If you can p[ro]cure any, I shall stand to your buying thereof & Mr Jno Strother will lett you have what money soever you demand of him, I am Informed there is one Mr James Semple & severall others that will att any time Supply you, unto whome you may repay<re> if any be gott you have as full order for the buying thereof as I can give you butt if none to be p[ro]cured, I hope you will be soe Civill, as to take in some other light Goods as Daells Soe if you load all w[i]th Iron & Daeles you may freely doe itt without any abridgm[en]t of your Charter partie, lett mee have both Double Daeles & Single Daels as ar[e] fitt for this Markett your wife desires to be remembered unto you soe expecting your Complyance w[i]th my desires I remayne MB

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