Letter – Michael Blackett to Giles Wakeman – 14 Oct 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Oct 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Giles Wakeman
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Giles Wakeman


      Upon the Recommendation of my good friend Mr Thomas Smith I have shipt and Consigned unto you p[er] the Rose of yarm[ou]th Tho Oliver Comander 400 p[iece]s small Leed, wch after good Arrivall be pleased to gett mee them sent with as little Chardge as is possible unto Marselles, and w[he]n Reshipt (wch I hope may be gott done without ever Landing) pray allsoe fill up the Inclosed letter of advice [see below] and Lett be sent along with the Leed, if the whole Cannot be got shipt or if you ship them on 2 or 3 vessells pray give Mr Launce notice of itt accordingly, but if all shipt in one vessell, you need noe more but to fill up the Inclosed I have p[ai]d Custome here for Chardges with you, and freight to Marselles, I Referr all to your prudent manidgm[en]t not doubting any but you will studdy my most advantidge

      You are to pay Mr Oliver for his freight in your place £11-15- wch with w[ha]t more you shall be out of purse upon my acct with s[ai]d Commission may take up of any of s[ai]d <……> and draw upon mee att sight, your bill shall be duly honoured by MB

Newcastle 8ber 14: 1678

Mr Jno Launce


This Comes to accompany Capt                   Comander of the                           of Yarmouth In whome I have Loaden and Consigned unto you 400 p[iece]s small Leed wch after good Arrivall be pleased to Receive and dispose thereof for my most advantidge payeing the Capt for freight of the same according to the bill of Loadeing I am MB

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