Letter – Michael Blackett to James Burkin – 24 Feb 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Feb 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: James Burkin
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr James Burkin   					Ditto [Newcastle] 24 feb[ruary] [1677]


I advised you In my last how that I hadd agreed w[i]th an honest Ma[ste]r to goe the voyadge desired accordinge to my promisse; Inclosed sends you a Coppie of the Charter partey they Orriginall is att yo[u]r Comand the Tearmes In my Oppinion are very reasonable if you thinke fitt I will goe a ¼ part willingly In the voyadge the vessell is a new one and sett out to bee about 140 Tonn but I durst Ingadge shee will nott take in 130 att Charante an honest Man you never employd and truely considderinge the freight of the pap[er] hee deserves a Caplaken w[hi]ch is left to yo[u]r discression the vessell will be Loaden next weeke when all is done shall reimbursse my selfe upon you I have bought yo[u]r Coales for 6s 6d and you[r] Leed for £9:15s:=d wh[i]ch I thinke is p[re]tty well; Rye 2s 4d  Malt 1s 8d Wheate 6s 6d  Oates 12d Beanes 2s 2d wt [white] Pease 3s 4d p[er] Bus[hell] Winchester Measuer I am

Caplaken – gratuity given to Captain of a vessel.

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