Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Ferryer – 12 Oct 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Oct 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Robert Ferryer
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Robt and Richd Ferryer


I have before mee yours of the 25th past, am Glad Mr Spilman is in good health, but wonder he would voutchsafe mee noe Answer to none of my letters shall trouble him noe more

you say very rarely above one ship goes for Marselles from your port in the yeare, I suppose you mean of your owne, for I am Informed otherwise, however that is all one I have sent to Mr Giles Wakeman 400 p[iece]s small Leed to be shipt as above, if not to be done can send itt otherwere, I know the Custome is 20s p[er] fodder for over wch have p[ai]d here, I should be glad he and you might agree, but am unwilling to send any p<..>l thereof for Genoa Lego[rne] or <….> if can serve you in this place freely Comand MB

Leed £10 p[er] fodder of 21 cwt each qty 112 lb

Wheat 4s p[er] Bus[hel] Winchester measure

Coals 8s to 10s <..> p[er] Ch[alder] Grindstones <.> 3s p[er] Ch[alder]

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