Letters – Michael Blackett to John Launce – 27 Oct 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 27 Oct 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Launce
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Jno Launce                                         			Newcastle   8ber  27th 1679


This comes to accompany Capt. [blank space left in original] Commander of the yarmth merchant In whome I have loaden and consigned unto you the following goods  viz:

20 Ch. of Coales the measure

239 ps small lead

116 Caskes of Leed Oare 

60 douzen of <second> Calfe skins                      

1 Cask of Bee wax                                          

500 <hds> of Iron

36 barrills Tar

500  deales

for all wch Inclosed have bill of Loading, all being upon my owne and Save only the 116 Casks of Led Oare wch is in ½ betwixt mr. Tho. Smith of this place marchand and me, all wch note accordingly, and God Sending them well to hand be pleased to receive and dispose thereof for our most advantadge  I am to pay him <£>335 freight either att Marseilles att 48 <bs> per Dollar or in England upon hs request, Soe wt mony he demands of you be pleased to furnish him withal to said values, There is yet roome for 6 or 700 barrills of Herrings, I have Sent my Servant Mr Wilkinson along with him to yarmth to see if they can be procured upon freight if not I am resolved to send them upon my owne accot. about wch Concerne my Servt. will write you the needful from yarmth   I shall write you at lardge per post In the meane while remaine   M B

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