Letters – Michael Blackett to Richard Hutchinson – 27 Apr 1680

Document Type: Letters
Date: 27 Apr 1680
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Richard Hutchinson
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Richd Hutchinson 							Do

Yours I have of the <10th> p[re]sant I rec[eive]d In due time the Contents have observed, and for answer, I am as much against yor vessells fetching of Coale as you Call itt as any of the rest of the Owners can be, I thinke you Can gett one great profitt by itt I wish that <Ruske> be whole, but I must tell you I take itt very ill tht to ths day you have never reckoned wth me I perceive you are upon a designe, I wish you a good voyage and I must immediately order you my proportion of the Charge wch you say will be considerable, you are in very great hurt, but noe matter, first I have a minde to know how things past stand, secondly to have a Coppy of the Considerable Chardge you mention. Thirdly to know the freightor and all the owners, all wch if satisfactory I am as willing to venture as any owner you have, and my portion of the Chardge as ready, I am for an honest man tht is freightor if not I am for honest and able partners tht will stand to me, and make him soe accordingly have writt my friends Mr Jam[es] Burkin and Comp[any] to whome may repaire and discourse soe remaines


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