Letter – Michael Blackett to George Spilman – 24 Aug 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Aug 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: George Spilman
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle Augt 24 1678

Mr Geo: Spilman


      I have not writt you this Long time for want of occation, this being Chiefly to desire you that you would be pleased to Consult with messeyeurs Ferryers, and other marchands that trades for Marselles and know of them w[ha]t they desire a tonn for Leed and Leed Oare for sd place, if Reasonable God willing I will provide them att your port forty or fifty tonn against the season, soe Craves your Answer p[er] first, and be pleased take notice of the following p[ar]ticulars first if the master will Come to this port and take in his goods, I will Allow him over and above 58 68 78 88 or rather then faile 108 a tonn, wch I Leave to your prudent manidgm[en]t not doubting but you will use your utmost Endeavours for my most advantidge

      Secondly if a Warr happen wth france of wch wee are a little fearefull, I desire (as I supose other marchands will do [)] to have the goods delivered att Ligon<o> [probably ‘Leghorn’ ie. Livorno] and there the m[aste]r to be dischardged and soe bills of Loadeing to be taken accordingly, unto wch I Crave your Answer p[er] first and soe I remaine MB

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