Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 22 Jan 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Jan 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Charles Banks
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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M[ess]rs Bankes


Severall unlucky businesses one after another have partly delayed mee from home and partly kept mee from my <Contrare> this long time, however good care was taken for the paym[en]t of all your bills as shall be God willing soe long as wee deale together the ballance of your acct Currant in my hands may dispose of as you please, I sent you the acct of your Tarr & woodden comodityes by shipping; wch by contrary winds was forced to Amsterdam and there lay a long time repayeing I finde my Man sent you a Coppie wch I have pe[ru]sed and finde itt a true Coppie Soe questions nott but you will finde itt right; likewise yours of the 21th past signifies the receipt thereof pray advise the price of all sorts of Iron and if a quantity of Inch  square and under and of three Inch broad flatt and above be to bee procured if desired I am  MB

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