Letters – Michael Blackett to James Gould – 21 Feb 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 21 Feb 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: James Gould
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr James Gould and Comp[an]y                                           Newcastle     feb 21st  1678/9

My last to you was of the 20th past, unto wch please be referred   Since have received yours of the 16th past, the Contents have observed and am sorry wheat doth decline in price with you, noe Remedy but patience, we must be content with your Markett now  fulle as twill, the vessel lost the first Convoy, soe She but lately sailed from this Towne viz the 4 or 5 present, when please God she arrives be pleased to Receive said goods, the disposal of whereof we wholly leave to your prudent manadgement.  Mr Thos Smith Informs me that he has confirmed unto you the contents of my last viz. that ¾ therof is upon my accot. and ¼ upon his accot. wch pray note accordingly, when monies come in be pleased to remitt it me, if you receive noe contradictory order for none of your goods are vendable in this place, att least soe little a quantity as tis not worth the while, coffee the only thing, and five or six hundred weight would serve all our ports two yeares, the price is noted 20 pcs of 8/8 I care not much if you send mee per first convenience the above mentioned quantity consigned unto Mr James Gould of London, the buying and the agreeing for the freight I leave to your discretion  this being the needful att present I remaine     MB

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