Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 16 Mar 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Mar 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Charles Banks
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mess[eu]rs Charles and James Bankes        		Ditto [Newcastle 16 March 1677]


My last to you was of the 9th present to w[hi]ch referres you Since none from you soe the lesse to Inlarge upon this serveinge cheifly to advise you that the weather has beene soe Exceedinge badd this nine or tenn dayes here that noe man was able to abide without dooeres; to measure yo[u]r Planke; but by my next may expect more; if the Weather prove Seasonable you may be certaine itt shall bee measured and d[elivere]d as soone as possible. Still noe satisfaction about the RD1200 [Rijksdaalder] yo[u]r soe longe delay in nott answeringe my letters makes mee partly believe itt to bee yo[u]r mistake. If I judge amisse I desire to bee excused; being Realy


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