Letter – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 4 Aug 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Aug 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Sir W[illia]m Blackett   					Newcastle Aug[us]t 4: 1677

Hono[ure]d Sir

      I doe beg it of you to do me the kindness as to speake a word to your sack marchand [merchant] In my behalfe, for I shall want two or three hampers against the sizes, therefore my request is that att your Leasure you will please to send for him, and order him to send me p[er] very first Convenience the quantity above mentioned of the very best In his seller [cellar], each hamper to Contain betwixt 3 or 4 douzen, bottles, and as soon as he shall send me his noate, I will immediately order him his mony; another trouble, the partiss Concerned In the French vessell, doe desire you not to thinke much withall, w[hi]ch is, that if you meet w[i]th a Convenience to speake w[i]th the Comm[isionner]s you will please to see if any Course Can be taken for our Landing our fish, when please god willing the vessell arrives, without paying any more Custom or other duties, than English vessells ~

      I intend god willing for the pay Tuesday morning att my return, may expect the best acco[un]t I can Learne of occurrencies there, I hope this will finde you well gott to London that being the needful praying for your health and happiness and earnestly Craveing your blessing I remaine


I question not but Care will be taken by the sack marchand of haveing good strong bottles, and of them being well Corked

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