Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 20 Apr 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Apr 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newca[stle] Aprill the 20 1678

Mr Willett


      I have yours of the 16th takes notice of the saile of my oats for 12s p[er] quarter, wch is a poore price they were better worth, and better oats Cannott be mett wthall those 10 quarters onely Excepted I have advice from other hands that oats goes Currantly up from 13 to 13½ as In goodnesse however I am Content

      I have this day shipt In the Sheppardesse of this place Wm Hunter m[aste]r 100 p[iece]s Leed Consigned unto your selfe wch after good Arrivall be pleased to Receive and dispose thereof for my most advantidge payeing the M[aste]r 9d per p[iece] freight hasten mee down a Certificate from the Custom house signifying the Receipt of the goods aboard the Little friggatt as well for the Leed as <oats …ty> over bond may be gott Cleared I am MB

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