Letters – Michael Blackett to John Wilkinson – 29 Oct 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 29 Oct 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Wilkinson
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Jno.  Wilkinson                                          			8ber : 29 :   1679

I hope this will find you well gott to Yarmo.  I can remembr noe more as yet than what I gave you in yr Instructions wch observe to every particular I fear not much butt herrings enough upon freight to be gott you haveing promised whereof would be very welcome news, however if none you know the worst for can say noe more lett me know as soon as you can, who goes commandr on the voyadge and besure observe well, wether he or the company putts any goods aboard, and if you by any means can hear of any, advise Mr Launce of itt and bidd him take full freight, and in case they happen to be soe cunning, as to get things aboard and you cannot get knowledge thereof, however desire Mr Launce to use his utmost endeavors and in case of finding any, to take freight for the same, all this while be very civill to yr commander and lett him nott know the gest of your Instruction in this matter, be often civilly discourseing with the Merchants pry as much into there trade as you can, especially minde what goods they send for all places in the Streights, and learne what <ielands> and advise me as comes to your knowledge, you know I want a little small <sq.r> and a little round <sq.r> you know likewise the size and what I can give, if you meet with a parcel may buy itt soe much for this time     

I am    M B

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