Letter – Michael Blackett to John Strother – 17 Mar 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Mar 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Strother
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Jno Strother     					Newcastle march the 17th 1676/7


      I have before mee yours of the 13th, In answer thereunto shall not trouble you with many unnecessary expressions, In short I am satisfied t'is M[esseu]rs Bankes mistake about the RD1200:=:= [Rijksdaalder] from whence have Rec[eive]d full satisfaction, both as to principall and Interest, soe noe more as to that particular Though mr John Eden writt you not last time according to his promise too me, yet he sweares he will write you this night att large, wheather he doe, or not, I must tell you soe much that he denies to be oweing you a farthing, soe if you have a mind to bestow £3:=:= of the purse, prvided shee will Engadge to trouble you noe more, and give you a generall release you must be pleased to order it me some other way ~

      W[illia]m Pearson poore man is dead and buryed ~

      I am sorry of your bad news from Stockholme, tis very probable I shall get a brave price for my salt, however noe remedy but patience, I am glled [glad] you have ordered the disposall thereof, according to your promise I doe expect it will be Effected one way or other before it please god my Vessell Come on, or att least Soe much less drawne towards the Loading thereof, as In all probability the nett proceed, will amount unto ~

      I wonder you advise me not the price of Iron att Stockholme w[hi]ch pray doe p[er] next, Remember me to my Bro[ther]: Edw[ar]d when you see him you maye doe as much for a friend as to Enquire about London for a good penniworth of pan plate and Sock Moulds, and advise me the price thereof and In whose hands, let him and me above for agreem[en]t and you will oblidge


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