Letters – Michael Blackett to John Launce – 10 Dec 1678

Document Type: Letters
Date: 10 Dec 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Launce
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Jno. Launce                                            Newcastle    xber the 10:  1678


      My last to you was of the 3rd present to wch I referr you, since none from you Ive the like to enlardge upon this serving only for <Covert> to the inclosed, bill for loading, In my oppinion the freight is pretty reasonable, she is a brave freight of 12 tons, when please God  she arrives be pleased to receive my Leed, and dispose thereon for my most advantage paying Capt. <Carter’s> freight according to bill of loading, pray advise me the next, if either Dales, pitch, tarr, Iron or Beeswax be a commodity with you as likewise the price of <rassens>

      pray advise me what you call that sample you sent me and how broad tis, for none here tell me what it must be, to be afforded all the <Rute> you mention I would gladly know what goods you generally send for that kingdom and there prices for would willingly have returnes for my concerns as please God monies come in, provided any profit to be gott by them, so wishing you Merry Christmas I conclude, assuring you I am     


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