Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Maister – 17 Feb 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Feb 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Henry Maister
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Henry Maist[e]r   					Newcastle feb[ruary]: the: 17th 1676/7


I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 13th by John Thompson and have taken itt into consideration w[ha]t you write about him the worst is to loade him w[i]th Coales accordinge to yo[u]r Order yett provided the Ma[ste]r bee reasonable I doe not question but to procure him a freight w[hi]ch may render they Owneres pretty good advantidge upon Monday morninge the old Man is to bee w[i]th mee; of our proceedinges next Post may expect to have full advice I now longe to heare of the Shippinge of they goodes desired I am

1. A later letter suggests MB thought Maister was the owner, and hence he was trying to do Maister a good turn, probably expecting the favour to be returned.

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