Letters – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 29 Apr 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 29 Apr 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Bro:  Blackett                             			Newcastle    April the 29.  1679            

      I have sent you my frigatt with her full loading of Coales and have Consigned them to Mr Edwd. Thompson, sailed this morning, and I hope may be with you very shortly, but am advised by noe measure to venture her above Selbey where she shall come if possible.  I hope you have taken such care as she may be dispatched and the two Lighters may be Ready wch I leave to your serious Consideration assuring you I have other business for him, if the master want 30s or 40s I have desired Mr Thompson (to whom I have writt at Lardge) to Lett him have it, wch I hope will be Complyed withal noe boate Could be sent by her.

      when you spoke to me about my <Cantoare>, I did really think you were not in earnest, for in short I cannot be without  but if you please I will write to <Dunvziate> for one for you   my Service to all with you,  I am    

It is unclear to which brother this letter was addressed but since in other correspondence with brother Edward he was always referred to by name it is assumed here that the recipient was younger brother William, later the second Sir William.

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