Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 27 Apr 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Apr 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Charles Banks
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Ch: Banckes


      I have now Received yours of the 26th past 9th and 16th present all wch requireing little Answer have the lesse to Enlardge upon, I perceive Wm Lecke tooke on freight for London, and that you have shipt in him ten tonn of Iron, wch I freely take upon my acct and have this day ordered my friend to Receive itt soe att your Leasure send mee Invoyce thereof and itt shall be placed to your Creditt but I wish itt had been broad flatt

      The bad bargaine for my Coales Cannott be helped noe remedy but patience

      Pray p[er] first Convenience send mee a small Caske aboutt 20 Gallons of the best old Hocke that Can be procured for mony, and if Extraordinary you will very much oblidge MB

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