Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 19 Mar 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Mar 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Charles Banks
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle March 19 1677/8

Mr Ch: Banckes


My last to you was of the 9th present to which wholly refers you, since have Recd yours of the 5th present wch requireing Little Answer have the lesse to Inlardge upon for upon all occations I question not your utmost Endeavours for my most advantidge, and of Wm Lecke returne for this place I have allready advised you soe fully how I would have his Loadeing ordered that I Cannot Inlardge upon the particular, In short positively 30 tonn of Iron wch I hope may be procured for 22 if not under, the <rest> plancke and 20 Casks or 30 Caskes of mum if to be gott according to my Instructions, and that you Can gett mee Insured £300 or 400 otherwise not noe tarr will I have, nor Can you have the prividlige of Shipping 20 tonn of goods freight free, by Reason of our Comeing to a new agreem[en]t as formerly written

I hope the vessell may be wth you as soone as this, God send him well I am MB

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