Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 1 Jun 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Jun 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Charles Banks
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mes[seurs]: Charles & James Bankes     			Newcastle June the: 1th 1677


      I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 4th past for answer unto w[hi]ch may take notice that att last I have disposed of yo[u]r timber to Mr Edward Greene for 24s a Tonn that was the most I could procure; and you may be certaine I did for you as if itt had beene my owne ~

      I have this morninge ordered a man to <take> to the delivery and measureinge of the same as soone as w[hi]ch is done; the account shall be sent you butt I am affrayd little will bee done next weeke; In respect of the Whitson hollydayes ~

      I shall expect an Answer of good old Hocke p[er] first conveniencey ~

      Sir you give mee Order to furnish you w[i]th a Shipp about 300 Tonn w[i]th Coales for Lubecke if the will accept of a reasonable Freight provided shee bee willinge to take in her full Loadinge from you neare Lubeck back to London for £100 to £120 St[erlin]g To w[hi]ch I answer wee have few Shippes of that bearthen; but if one of 200 to 250 will serve yo[u]r terme and that you will please to advise mee w[ha]t you call a reasonable freight; that is how much p[er] tonn or last as also w[ha]t goodes you Intend to Load her back w[i]th all; upon yo[u]r giveinge mee a full account in every of these perticulares I will see w[ha]t I can doe for you I am confident I could fitt you w[ith] a brave Shipp ~

      Lett mee have the price of Leed Coales and Iron w[i]th you I am


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