Letters – Michael Blackett to John Wilkinson – 31 Oct 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 31 Oct 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Wilkinson
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Jno.                                            				8ber : 31 :   1679

What preceeds is Copy of my last wch I hope comes safe to hand, Since gott your note from Sheilds, am glad you sail’d that tide, otherwise would have been here still  you did well to give Mr Clark fine words I am satisfied the like kindnesse he never did for any, Inclosed you have a Cockett for the needful before let the vessell come noe further in than the Roades and desire the men to hide the <Tarr> as much as they can and you will give them a drink for the doeing thereof, use all meanes possible for the getting of Herring upon freight lett noe stone be unturn’d, yet to <haply> take time and I fear nott butt you will prevaile, you know how <scarce> mony is I would rather give £20: than you buy any upon my accott. soe rather than fail take one doller per barrel, if all will nott doe 200 barrills I must have & there is an end
from the letter’s content, John is almost certainly John Wilkinson, Blackett’s servant

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