Letter – Michael Blackett to James Burkin – 20 Feb 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Feb 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: James Burkin
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr James Burkin  					Ditto [Newcastle 20 February 1677]


As to the effecttinge yo[u]r order I have fully discoursed the businesse w[i]th my Customer and wee hadd agreed upon all p[ar]ticulares; but hee going to acquaint his owners w[i]th the same they would nott condisend; haveing occation for him upon theire owne account; Soe all broake off; I now think itt convenient to lett you know; that there is noe more vessells In this River unfreighted about the burthen you desire; but larger and smaller there is; if for yo[u]r purpose pray advise mee; here is likewise forraigne bottomes; w[hi]ch I could have reasonable but such I immiagine you desire nott; for forraigne Custome would Runnaway w[i]th a greate deale of the proffitt; if you hold yo[u]r resolution pray give mee yo[u]r advice; In the meane time if a vessell here; to bee gott for yo[u]r purpose the oppertunity shall bee Imbraced by him that is


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