Letter – Michael Blackett to John Ferryer – 20 Sep 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Sep 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Ferryer
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Messrs Ferryers


I am Informed you trade much to Marselles, I have writt severall letters to Mr Geo: Spilman to know of you w[ha]t you would take for freight of 50 or 60 tonn of Leed and Leed oare for said place, and if Reasonable I would provide itt for you against w[ha]t time you please to sett downe, but to this day noe Answer, wch makes mee fearefull my friend is dead, I desire you will please to afford mee your Answer, some will take in noe goods, unlesse Consigned to there friend, pray lett that be noe objection I will as soon Imploy him as another, for I suppose such great dealers as you are must have of necessity an honest and able Correspondent, wch is w[ha]t is very much desired by MB

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