Letters – Michael Blackett to Hubert Aylwyn – 15 Apr 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 15 Apr 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Hubert Aylwyn
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Hurbt Aylwin:                                   Newcastle    Aprl the  15:   1679


Noe news as yet of the two vessels, nor have I at present much to Enlardge you, only my good friend Mr Jno. Launce of Marseilles doe advise mee that you are one of his well wishers soe that I hereby desire you to know, if it stand with your Convenience to doe mee the favour, as to accept of the trouble and small Commission of shipping my goods for sd place, if you please to doe me that kindness I shall hereafter order my business soe as always to have some in your hands, I question not but you can get goods shipt, as soone, and for as Cheape freight as another soe doe wholly leave itt to yr discretion, I pay generally for my Leed <¼> of a piece of Eight from <B>armouth and for my Leed Oare sometimes one half, Sometimes ¾ Sometimes <1> d ps of Eight per Caske betwixt 4 and 5 cet. I am informed of two vessels now taking on of 300 Tonn and 24 Gunns each who will saile within a month att the furthest, I am sorry I had noe sooner notice, however shall dispatch goods unto you as fast as I Can, if Come time enough tis well if not may keepe them till another opportunity   your Answer is desired per first by    


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