Letter – Michael Blackett to James Burkin – 16 Feb 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Feb 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: James Burkin
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr James Burkin  					Ditto [Newcastle 16 February 1677]


I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 10th but my Customer is gone a fayre oppertunity presentinge I could nott possibly perevaile w[i]th him to stay neither for love nor money: I am affraid I shall nott procure a nother upon such reasonable termes; you may bee certaine I shall use my uttmost Endeavoures for yo[u]r most advantage: I find none of our Masters knowes any such diffrence betwixt the freight of Wine and Pap[er] as you mention; nor doe I intend to make them Wiser then they are I am in treaty w[i]th a nother a brave Vessell fitt for yo[u]r purpose and a very honest Ma[ste]r either this night or tomorrow morninge wee are to meete soe that in my next God willinge I will advise you of w[ha]t hath past in the meane rime remaynes


Suppose none Vessell to be gott about the burthen you desire pray advise if one of 160 Tonn or there abouts would nott <beere> for there purpose MB:

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