Letters – Michael Blackett to John Launce – 21 Feb 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 21 Feb 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Launce
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Jno. Launce                                     			ditto 


      my last to you was of the xber 10th unto wch please be referred, since have received yours of the 14th and 24th, wch the contents have duly observed, and returne you hearty thanks for your readiness to advise mee when soever any English Commodities may be awanting in your Country, if poore <leuke> hold up in price I will endeavour to send you a supply against the time you mention, viz. to be with you towards the latter end of 7ber next, your last advises the Rect. of mine with bill of loading for my 400 ps Leed aboard Capt. Curtis  I now hope shortly to have advice of his Arrivall, wch would be very acceptable news, after please God she arrives and that you have sold my Leed, and mony comes in, be pleased to remitt it mee if noe Contradictory order come in time for noe good to be done by returne, and ase all French Commodities are prohibited, I can resolve of noe other way, but if the act be <dxsavalled> as we hope it will shall order my mony otherwise, the red sordge [serge? ie. cloth] you mention is not to be gott In these parts -

      Hereafter shall not much trouble Mr Ferryers will rather chuse to make use of your friend who will be the willinger to serve me  In respect that the goods are to be sent to you, and I will endeavour to have you allwaies supplyes of Leed,  when anything passes betwixt Sir Jno. N. and the Algerians, be please to advise mee and you will oblige        


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