Letters – Michael Blackett to John Surtees – 9 Mar 1680

Document Type: Letters
Date: 9 Mar 1680
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: John Surtees
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Jno <Su..tiss> and Comp					Newcastle march the 9th 79/80

I have not writt you ths long time for the Reasons our Thos Smith gave you In his last but one, but have Rced severall of yours In there due time, the Contents of all wch have observed, but am sorry you have made noe greater progresse In the saile of my lead Oare thn you have done, others have sold me some quantity, but I hope your keeping may answer there P[re]sent Selling wch would be very acceptable If I finde soe, but still I wonder why the small Oare will not vend soe well as the round for certainely itt must be butt small itt be used wch <mustery> pray <unfold> to me – pray hasten the saile of itt as you thinke convenient, either in tackeing the p[re]sent]  markett, or keeping In expectation of a better wch I wholly leave to yor discretion, and so can say noe more but wn bill comes they shall be very wellcome unto

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