Letters – Michael Blackett to William Rigault – 16 Sep 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 16 Sep 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Rigault
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Wm. <Rigault>                                     		Newcastle   7ber the  16th  79


I have yours of the 6th I must Confess I should have Sent you accot. of the goods aboard Lawrence Sturman  before now, but Business of greater Concern did hinder me, Soe must begg your Excuse underneath you have itt nor doe I think any harme done In Chargeing wt I did upon Mr Hayes, for In the first Place I was out in purse a great deale more, to men that I Sent into the Country to buy Butter for you, and all this for promoting of yr Interest, Secondly the m[aste]r told me, he would order his fitter to call upon me for much more than he did and thirdly I think I reimbursed Mr Hayes before my bill fell dew Soe I hope noe greate harme    If you want a cockett for the Leed must blame the m[aste]r who sd he would take Care of itt, businesse left to two I see is but halfe done    I am   

      M B


40 pcs Leed qt 53 C[wt] att £10 p fodder            £25: 4: 9

3 Cases of glasse att 27s                           £ 4: 1: -

4 dozesen Stones att 9s 6d                          £ 1:18: -

pd his m[aste]r his fitter                          £13: -: -

pd the m[aste]r himself                             £ 9: -: -

Laboridge to boat and Scalidge of the Leed 

   att 14d per fodder                               £ -: 2:11

boate hire of itt att 12d per fodder                £ -: 2: 6

boate hire of the Glasse                            £ -: -: 6 

boate hire of the Stones                            £ -: 2: 6

Laboridge of the Stones to boate                    £ 4: -: -   

Laboridge of the Glasse to boate                    £ -: 1: 6

mens charges that went to seek butter               £ -: 4: 3

post of letters                                     £ -: 1: 3

                                                    £54. 3. 2

   Commission att 2 per Cent                        £ 1: 1: 7

                                                    £55. 4. 9

dew to me <4s 9d> till next opportunity                                           

Errors Excepted <pme >


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