Letter – Michael Blackett to James Burkin – 23 Feb 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Feb 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: James Burkin
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr James Burkin     				Newcastle feb[ruary]: the: 23th: 1676/7


I have att last mett w[i]th a Brave vessell for yo[u]r purpose And will say that for the Ma[ste]r an honest Man you never Imployed; he is to have no Caplacken unless hee deserve itt after he has p[er]formed his voyage; hee doth nott question but you will considder him; but whether any thinge are nothinge hee is wholy left to yo[u]r discrestion; by my next you have have a Coppie of yo[u]r Charter partie; 26 Gilders p[er] Tonn is the freight I did for you as if itt had beene my owne concerne I am

Caplaken – gratuity given to Captain of a vessel.

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