Letter – Michael Blackett to John Strother – 18 Jun 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Jun 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Strother
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Jno [John] Strother    					Newcastle June 18 1677


      I hope this will find you well gott home to your Lady; and this Serves Chiefly to accompany the bearer Thomas Kirke M[aste]r of my Vessell In whom I have Loaden and Consigned unto you two hundred pecies [pieces] Leed and Cl [150] Chalder of Coales newcastle measure, w[hi]ch after good arrivall be pleased to receive and dispose thereof att price Currants, for w[ha]t they will yeild, for I find noe profitt by having goods unsold a whole year together, and I hope ere that my Salt is sold likewise, if not I doe expect, as I hereby give you order, to doe it upon receipt hereof, now you have full orders, w[hi]ch if you will not observe, I must begg your excuse, and have given my servant Phillip Leece who comes along with s[ai]d vessell, full authority to demand s[ai]d goods, and dispose thereof as he best can, you see I doe not halt w[i]th you, had you sold my salt upon arrivall, I believe it had been nigh £100: In my purse, In short I will have noe goods lye unsold any more, but expect the net proceed both of the Salt and the goods hereby Loaden, to be doeing mee good In pt [part?] of this my vessells Loading back, if you readily performe this my desire, and will accept of my small Commission, you are very welcome to itt w[hi]ch if itt stand with your Convenience after what is above written is Effected, I must desire you to dispatch s[ai]d Vessell back w[i]th all speed possible with a loading of the best and finest Iron and best mettle that can be procured, I need not mention any sorts, you know which sorts you used to send, my man will advise you the most vendable sorts, pray Lay your heads together and Lett me have a loading of good Iron ~

      After all is done pray clean accompt with him and w[ha]t will be found dew unto you may valew upon M[esseur]s Banckes [Bankes] of Hamb[urg] whoe will accept your bill and bills, but I hope your draughts will not exceed two hundred pounds however for fear of awant, have given ord[e]r to the valew of £400: which according to my Computation will be much more then you will need ~

A last or two of tarr and as much of pitch, if itt be 3: 4: 5: or six Last of each, it will not bee amisse to send mee provided it be reasonable, but if dear I cann be without it, a few Anker [Anchor] palms, and a few pann plaites, I would gladly have, a ton or two of each will be enough, if none to be procured noe remidy but patience, pray study my most advantage and you will oblidge


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