Letters – Michael Blackett to John Launce – 9 Mar 1680

Document Type: Letters
Date: 9 Mar 1680
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Launce
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Jno. Launce                                           			Newcastle   March the 9th 1679/80


What preceeds is a coppy of wt my servt. Jno. Wilkinson writt you from yamth. unto wch please be referred, since have received severall of yours, the Contents of all wch have observed, but could not answer them the sooner for the reason Mr. Tho: Smith gave you In his last but one   I wonder Leed Oare goes of noe faster, my advice still is for takeing market price upon arrival for all goods, but I wholly leave all my Concernes to your prudent manadgement  I hope your next will bring me the good news of the yarmth. marchants arrivall I beg once more yr, Servts. Strict eye onto the m[aste]r his actions for I am satisfied he has more goods in them <mine> more over pray lett the vessel be viewed, how she is loaden, when she went from yarmth she was not loaden by much, and my Servt. could have got goods upon freight, but itt Seemes the m[aste]r was refractory, and because noe Herrings <etc> be gott, his positive answer was, he would take in noe goods but Herrings wch I will engadge he shall allow, soe my request is that if the whole freight be demanded of you not to pay itt but keepe of <Drs.> 100 for wch you may lett the m[aste]r Capt. English and I shall reckon, for Mr Smiths Leed Oare be accomptable to me 1fr p Caske wch place to his debit, I still wonder why small Oare should not sell as well as round, for certainly itt might be <bett> small before itt can be used, wch mystery pray unfold to me, pray hasten sailes and returne, Mr Aylwin has more Leed ready for you, but if noe vent when with you I must Seeke another market  In hast     M B

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