Letters – Michael Blackett to John Launce – 12 Aug 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 12 Aug 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Launce
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Jno. Launce                                              		Newcastle   Augt. the 12th 1679


My last to you was of the p[ri]mo present to wch referr you, my friend at London advises me there is noe opportunity for yr place, soe am fearfull twill all goe for Livorne I am informed that though it goe to sd place, yet they made use of  none of it themselves for after freight there, it does come to yr place and others to sell again, the truth of which advise me, for if so I will not sell a Cask at Livorne if others buy my goods to send to your place, I suppose there is some appearance of profitt, and I may as well have it as another, if I can venture it to Livorne Can likewise venture it to Marseilles afterwards, I suppose noe great danger betwixt the two sd places I desire to heare from you once in 14 <d[ays]>  I hope to heare from you this very day   I am    MB

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