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Mr Ch. Banckes Newcastle feb the 20th 1679/80 I have not writt you long time haveing had some occations in the Country for these 2 m[onths] by past but the bill you drew upon me the 28th of 9ber last is dischardged and Jacob Wilkinson but yesterday arrived, I feare my <mum> will be in a bad condition but must have patience Sir Henry Lowes is making ready to come to your place, Doe desire the kindnesse of you, that if you have a freight for such a vessel for London to accept itt for him who I know will Serve you as cheape as any other, or if not if you can bespeake him, and make ready as many goods of any other marchds. as will loade him in the freight of wch I shall leave to your discretion to agree for, Soe pray use your utmost Endeavours for the Effecting thereof, wch if done he will pay unto you the proceed of his coales upon my acct. wch you may keepe in yr hands, and may Serve in <pt of acct>. Mr Jno. Strother will draw upon you this <Summer> but if a freight cannot be gotten, I have ordered him for Norway, and then shall give him a letter of creditt upon you for Drs. 400 wch you may draw upon me att pleasure, but I think he will have occation for none pray to once more use your utmost Endeavours for the procuring him a freight, or as many goods as will Loade him for London In doing whereof you will very much oblidge MB provided he goe for London Capt Edwd. Atkinson will pay you Drs 500: or 600 upon my acct.