Letters – Michael Blackett to Batista de la Haye – 6 Aug 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 6 Aug 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Batista de la Haye
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr B de la Haye                                        		Newcastle    Aug  6th 1679


I perceive by a letter to my Bro: that you had freighted with Nichs <Resmunt>, and desired his Assistance In procuring of a Loading of Coales, but he refusing to meddle with <him>, and the <ma[ster]> Comeing to me again, and desiring myselfe, I have done all things for him, as if they had been my owne goods   I can assure you of a Loading of good Bladon Coales, Inclosed you have the <invoyce>, by wch you may See I have kept noe profit by him, but for my willingness to serve strangers often gets a great deal of trouble, as I have had with this, for when he came to pay me the mony, he wanted £17 <sl.> wch vexed us both, for I had noe order to furnish him with any, but he being not able to procure mony, and I being unwilling to prejudice the Merchant Soe much as to cause the Shipp loose her voyage did supply him with the said Some upon <Botomarie [bottomry?]> for wch am to have £20 paid unto Mr Peter Bar Merchant in London within 30 days after her Arrival with you, wch pray lett be Complyed withal otherwise have ordered Mr Thos. le Gender of Rouen to proceed against Master and ship

    The amount of the <Invoyce >  of £53:12:=

  hee gave me 133 1/2 W att 4/5d per W   £29: 8: 8

  In mony <sl.>                          £ 7: 3: 4

  for the Bottomarie bill                £17: =: =

                                         £53:12: =

I shall be ready to serve you att any time but constantly advise me upon <master> March.d

In London I may draw disbursement soe shall have noe further trouble and remaine     

bottomry is a system of merchant insurance in which a ship is used as security against a risky loan to finance a voyage. The lender lost their money if the ship sank

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