Letters – Michael Blackett to John Launce – 16 Sep 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 16 Sep 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Launce
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr  Jno. Launce                                   		Newcastle   7ber  the 16th 1679


      My last to you was of the 19th past, Since have Received yours of the 12th past and 2nd present.  In the former have accot. of my 400 pcs Leed, as allsoe accot. Currt. and observe you have remitted the nett proceed unto msrs. Andre Hibert and Compy wch is well.

      I have freighted Capt English who God willing may Expect along with the Herring Fleet and by whome beside a great quantity of Leed and Leed Oare, Severall small parcels of goods for a tryall, for am Satisfied that att last, shall find Some goods your Country affords, that will turn to good Advantidge, I desire you to be punctuall in writing me once in 14 d[ays] of occurrences with you, but in particular never omit the price of the following Commodities viz. all sorts of graine, Leed, Leed Oare, Coales, Grindstones, Butter, Bees Wax, Calfe Skins, tanned and untanned, Tallow of wch I can procure of all sorts, I wonder you use noe Grindstones, or if hides be in request, I can helpe you to a parcel of them likewise you have often desired poore  <Sacke>  none here to be gott, but if <Island Codd> will goe off I can every yeare Send you good Supplies, along  with the Herring Fleet, shall send this year a parcell for a tryall by wch you may give your advice for the future for my government In your Letter take notice of the Rect. of mine of the month past, wherein you say you will not faile to write me once in 14 d[ays], pray be as good as your word, for shall expect itt,  I observe you have Received Bill of Loading for 26 Barrills Leed Oare, for future shall always make use of Mr Aylwin att London, for Conveying goods unto you, for find Mr Gould mor inclinable to Send all to Livorne, besides he att London, and Mr Thaxter att Yarmth. are fitt for my purpose, the Reasons you know very well, our Leed Oare is as good as any In England never feare the quality of itt, and pray advice me wt difference you make betwixt Small and Round, I understand not any, for certainly it must be best Small before itt be made use of, and if Small will doe as well as round where I send you one Caske Can send you tenn, of as good mettle as the world affords, wch certainely must be the very thing that will occation the quick Saile thereof, to wch your answer per first.

      If any deales would Sell to good benefit, but I know not wt. you mean by Sparres, wt. sorts are most vendable addvise how many Inches broad, and how many foote long by the <Keele> they must be, and there prices, for Generally have in towne of all sortes, this being the needfull  wishing your happinesse I remaine        

      M B

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