Letters – Michael Blackett to John Strother – 27 Mar 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 27 Mar 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Strother
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr  Jno Strother                             Newcastle    March the 27:  1679            


      This comes to accompany ma[ster] Chris Blackett by whome I have Loaden and Consigned unto you 8 Ch: Coales 10 Last of malt, wch after good Arrivall, be pleased to receive and dispose thereof att price Cur[ren]t for my most advantage and Reloade her back with all speed possible with the following Commodities Viz.

1 or 2 Last of old pitch well barrelled  

1 or 2 Last of old tarr well barrelled and hooped

3 or 4 tonn of Inch <sof.> or under

3 or 4 tonn of 3½ to 4 inch <sof.> and the Remainder of the finest, narrowest, thinnest and best mettle narrow flatt that can be procured, in the wch parcel doe begg your Extraordinary care, because it will tend very much to my advantage, and for the future if Right may get you more creditt than you are aware of, you are to pay <C> ma[ster] noe freight but lett him have what monies he pleases.

      what you are oweing me with then will proceed of her loading will goe far towards her Loading backe againe, and what you want may draw upon Mr Ch: Banckes <mercht> in Hamb[urg], but I desire you draw noe more than you have occation for.

      Lett not the vessel come Empty home, for if any of the goods desired cannot be gott, Loade soe much more of the other sorts, but once againe I begg yd great care In the Iron above mentioned, as allsoe to dispatch the vessel with all speed possible and I remaine


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