Letters – Michael Blackett to John Strother – 28 Jun 1680

Document Type: Letters
Date: 28 Jun 1680
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Strother
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Jno Strother						Newcastle June 28th 1680

I received your last parcell of Iron by Ch: Blackett wch proves very well and have noted the same accordingly ths comes to accompany him againe loden wth salt according to yor desire, wch wth much adoe I gott Effected, and my advice is tht if the same party be owne you any more money you doe endeavour for to gett itt out of his hands as soone as you can, for the freight of ths Loading I thinke you cannot give me lesse thn <S>40: p Last reckoning her to be 20 Last as really she is, but shall leave itt to you and Ch: Blackett order itt as you please wn unloaden pray procure her a freight for London if you can, otherwise Loade her backe wth tarr good strong <bound> as formerly you used to send to ths place for the effecting of <either> I doe desire you to use yor utmost endeavours, wth Iron being soe deare wth you and sould soe cheape here tht we are soe far from getting any thing tht we loose Considerably by itt, but if neither a freight for London not tarr to be procured thn noe remedy but patience Iron I must have viz

20 tonn of the findest norrowest flatt

5 Tonn of broad flatt

4 or 5 Tonn of thicke <sq[uare]>

and the rest small <sq[uare]> but noe more <Jynny> Iron and I desire you lett all my goods in yor hands be sold a Cleare acct made out, whatever shall be founde dew to you may valew upon mr Ch: Banckes, be she chardge not a farthing more in doeing whereof you will oblidge


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