Letters – Michael Blackett to William Rigault – 12 Aug 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 12 Aug 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Rigault
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Wm  <Pigwell>                                                    Newcastle    Augt. the 12th  1679


      I have both yours of the 28th past, the one by post and the other by Lawrence Hurmain, who shall be dispatched with all speed possible, and your order observed in every p[ar]ticular excepting in the butter for noe man Can buy for 15/.s at present,

      I have already furnished the m[aster] with £30 and have bought you 40 ps Leed, soe have this day valued upon Mr Cloade Hays £55= per 6 d[ays] sight to Mr Peter Bar or order, as the ma[ster] calls for mony.  shall Reimburse my selfe accordingly and w[he]n Leed is shipt, shall send your acct. therof <Butter,> if you will have <good> 17s though Can have in towne for 16s  but you must not Expect the very best, Leed <£10:=> per fodder of 21 Cwt each hundred qty 112 lb noe quantity of tallow to be procured here.

      pray present my Humb service to my Nephew and lett him know his Commands shall be duly observed, and which are hereafter thought Capable of Serveing either of you or your friends upon all <occations> freely <made> use of I think I Could have furnished the ma[ster] with Coales  as good and as Cheep as any other In towne but I bid him use his discretion.    


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