Letter – William Blackett to Charles Middleton – 26 Apr 1684

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Apr 1684
Correspondent: William Blackett
Recipient: Charles Middleton
Archive Source: BL Add MS
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Rt. Honble

An Information was given upon oath ag:t one Samuell Fuller (a Coppy of w:ch wee here enclose to yo:r Hon:r immediately upon giving the Same wee dispatched our officers to Sheilds where wee had intelligence the offend:r was lyeing w:th his Shipp ready to Saile for Bourdeau in France but after Strict enquiry by them made they had notice he did Saile out of this port with his said Shipp for Bourdeau on Wednesday last. Therefore wee thought it our Duty to acquaint yo:r Hon:r therewith and that his vessel is a Shipp – English Built Burthen about one hundred Tonns Called by the name of the Michael of Newcastle. He is a young man of middle stature, slender, black visage, wears his own hair (very black) his father and relations live att Yarmouth- If he come back to this port wee shall use our utmost endeavours to get him secured and continue to demonstrate our selves to be truely devoted for his Ma:ties  Service, and likewise upon all occasions expresse how much wee are

	Rt. Hon:ble. Yo:r hon:rs most humble And obedit. Servts.

Wm. Blackett Mayor

Hen. Brabant

Mat. Jeffreyson

Tim. Dobson

Wm Aubone

Tim. Davison

Geo: Morton

Newcastle – Aprill: 26th: 1684
British Library Add MS 41803 f73. Held within a composite volume of state papers for 1660-85 of Charles Middleton (1649/50-1719), second Earl of Middleton, Jacobite Secretary of State

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