Letters – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 17 Mar 1680

Document Type: Letters
Date: 17 Mar 1680
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Charles Banks
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr. Ch. Bankes					Newcastel March 17th 1679/80

      This Comes to accompany Mr Bar: Kirkehouse Commander of the Mary and Catherine of Newcastle In whome I have loaden and Consygned unto you Ninety One Chaler  Coales  New[castle] Measure, Sixty dozen stockins foure ps Cloth wch after good <arrivall> be pleased to receive and dispose Thereof for my most advantage payeing the ma[ster] <L>320: <Curr> money <von/run> either <legg> or Crosse or any other sort tht may be lesse In valew provided they be Cert. money, pray take p[er]ticuler notice of the stockins any Cloth for if you can give me any Encouragement can Supply you w.th said sorts att eny time wn please, and Inclosed you have Invoyce of both soe you may see whether I can gett any thing by thm yea or noe

      If Henry Lawes gett a freight, the present bearer will not have any occation for mony, but if they both proved for Norway be pleased to furnish him wth 400 or <drs> 500 over and above his freight, and as you are In disburse you may upon all occations freely Reimburse yo[ur]selfe upon me.   I Intend Nich: Bilton shall be dispatched wthin 3 or 4 att furthest, if you thinke Convenient may please to sell his Coales aforehand, wch is of the very same sort tht the bearer is att present loaded withall, hers for Norway lickewise, by whome you shall be writt the needfull, you may <force> the bearer to lye 14 lawfull working daees, for the delivery of his Coales, tho it is my desire he should be dispatched, but I shall have all things to y[our] discretion, not doubting butt you will lay out y[our] untmost Endeavers for my most advantage soe remains                  MB

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