Letter – Michael Blackett to James Burkin – 11 Jan 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Jan 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: James Burkin
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle Jan: the 11th 1677/8

Mr James Barkin & Compa[ny]


	I have before mee yours of the 3d present thereby takes notice of your desire to have a vessell of aboute 200 Tonns for Rochell and soe for Rotterdam; wch I think I could Effect as soone as a nother and upon as Reasonable tearmes; but noe hopes of procuring one upon your Conditions by much besides you very well know the difference betwixt Tonnage of paper and that of Wine I last yeare freighted one for your good Father the same voyadge; you may please look over the Charter partey you will finde I payd much more and I am certaine the Parteyes concerned was well pleased for they had all theire Goods carryed to Rochell freight free and somewhat over and above; but that is nothing; If I can serve you, you shall find mee very ready and willing

	I heare Oats is In greate demand wth you I cann procure you 4000 or 6000 Bus[hels] of very good ones for 16d p[er] Bus[hel] I am MB

Coales 8s a Chalder

Leed £10: 5 p[er] Tonn of 21 <cwt>

Leed Oare £7: p[er] Tonn dd aboard free of all Charges

Butter 15s & 15 ½ s a firkin 

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