Letter – William Creagh to Edward Blackett – 16 Jun 1699

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Jun 1699
Correspondent: William Creagh
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: AE misc letters
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      Newcastle 16th June 1699	

Honoured S[ir].

Upon Consideration of the Coale Trade being so bad and the long Expectation of a Setlement of Trade twixt England and France being allmost despaired of which gives so small Incurragment That the workings of winlington Coallery (which had its greatest vent by that Trade is now so diminished that it makes The Proffitt accreuing to me Little or nothing, so if it Be no Inconveniency to you, I begg the Favour that you will take your proportion of the Coallery (lett to me) Into your owne hands and Being given to understand that Sr. W[illia]m. your Bro.r that can vend more Than his proportion of that Coallery I doubt not butt his mannagment will make you much more of it than I have done, as for the Lease when I can come by it, It shall be delivered you by

Honoured S. Your most oblidged and most humble servant

Wm Creagh

[cover:] For the honourable Sr Edward Blackett Barronet These Present
Creagh was a Catholic merchant in Newcastle

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