Letter – J Rund to Thomas Western – 3 Feb 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Feb 1677
Correspondent: J Rund
Recipient: Thomas Western
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Tho[mas]: Western    ditto [Newcastle 3 February 1677]


      I am glad of the oppertunity To returne you my thankes for yo[u]r kindnesses att London am sorrey I have nott occation to give a clearer demonstration ~

      this serves to recommend to yo[u]r Corespondence Mr Michaell Blackett S[ir] Williams second sonne; who mannageith the Iron Trade here as his Father did formerly hee is sometimes wantinge such sortes as you can furnish him w[i]th and (though the <assurance> I have given him of the good usage) hee is resolved to make a tryall for mee to say ought in referrance to his creditt would bee to deminishe [diminish] itt pray when Mr Benson comes to London please to tell him I would willingly heare of his well faire [welfare] from his owne hand; as alsoe that Mr Strother is soe farr Northerly I am affraid hee can nott looke agt the sonne hee is dayly expected here but when hee comes I know nott for itts above 14/d[ays] since he wass heard of my service to yo[u]r Brother Michaell and Mr Anthony wishinge you all happienesse I remayne

      J: Rund:

the only way to quitt Strother will bee to Signifie the receipt thereof

Mr Tho[mas]: Western   ditto [3 February 1677]


the above doth Imbolden mee to write you these few lines deseiringe yo[u]r answer hereunto; to Advise me the price of all sortes of Iron as narrow and Squal Broad flatt; Sock Mouldes; Coulter Mouldes and Pann Plates and if you can furnish mee w[i]th a quantity of any Sort desired and if yo[u]r Socke and Coulter Mouldes bee Strucke about London pray excuse this trouble of


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