Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 8 Mar 1678

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

Messrs Ch: and Ja: Bankes


      This Comes to accompany m[aste]r Wm Leacke Comander of the Constant Wm of this place, In whome I have Loaden and Consigned unto you Eighty five Chalder of Coales Newcastle measure wch god sending well to arrive be pleased to receive and dispose thereof for my most advantidge there is alsoe in sd vessell <498> p[iece]s Leed 12 <st> p[er] p[iece] for fr[e]ight of the same be you pleased to <receive> for mee of the <Receivers> thereof, you are to pay noe fr[e]ight but Lett the m[aste]r have w[ha]t money he pleases in p[aymen]t thereof and send mee his Receipts

      I am wth yours of the 22d past, Inclosed you have your acco[u]nt Currant, the ballance being £34: 18: 2 may order out of my hand as you thinke most advantagious

      Capt Sewell is still in this harbour, who still tells mee he is makeing all speed possible for your place, I Can heare of noe goods he hath sold, onely about 2 Last of his owne tarr wch is all the acco[u]nt I Cann give you of him now Gentlemen if the vessell Returne for this place I desire to have shipt in him, w[ha]t Iron the net proceed of the Coales and the fr[e]ight of the Leed will buy, of the 2 sorts you mention in this your Letter before mee, vizt of 3 Inch broad, rather broader if to be procured and Inch squ[are] (but rather smaller squ[a]r[e] if to be procured) the price I Leave to your prudent manidgment hopes itt may be gott for 21 <.> If Coales doe not finde ready vent, will willingly allow you Consideration till they Reimburse you soe much for Iron and now againe if plancke and mum be to be gott, as In my Instructions wch the m[aste]r will Lett you see upon Demand, then pray Shipp mee in him two hundred pounds whorth of planckes and 30 casks mum provided you Can gett mee Insured £300 upon the goods In sd vessell, otherwise not, for then should I have too great a venture In the Shipp, the Cost and Chardges of the plancke and mum may freely value upon mee, your bill shall be honoured wch I hope is pl<easine> unto you and soe I remaine MB

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