Letter – Michael Blackett to John Strother – 11 Jun 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Jun 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Strother
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle June the 11 1678

Mr Jno Strother


I have freighted Roger Kempe master of the assistance Frigatt of Yarmouth, who will be ready to saile wthin three or 4 d[ays] by my next shall have an acct of the goods Loaden in him w[ha]t ever they be w[he]n please god he Arrives be pleased to dispose of att price Curr[en]t and Lett the vessell be dispatched backe wth all speed possible wth her Loading of Iron of the following sorts


five tonn of Inch square and under

five tonn of 2 to 2½ Inch broad flat

five tonn of 1½ to 1¾ Inch square

and the Remainder of fine narrow flatt, I Leave both the disposeing of my goods, and the buying of the goods desired wholly to your discretion not doubting but you will act In the whole to Study my most advantidge w[ha]t mony you want may draw upon Mr Ch: Banckes  <man….> In Ham[burg] who has order to accept your bills to the valew of £600: wch will be much more than you will want pray once againe dispatch the vessell for I have her by the month, and If Iron enough not to be procured may Load her up wth tarr and pitch, the buying of wch allsoe I Leave to your discretion, pray see the vessell have her full Loading, you may please take notice I have noe minde to Leave of old friends hopeing now you will make mee amends for the Last boat, by the Shipp you shall God willing be writt att Large in the mean while remaines MB

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