Letter – Michael Blackett to Cuthbert Snow – 15 Feb 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Feb 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Cuthbert Snow
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Cuthbert Snow

Yours of the 9th present to <Chd Love> I opened, the Contents have observed I take notice w[ha]t progresse you have made In his desire, wch I could have told you before would be (as itt now proves) all to noe purpose, for you must have nothing to doe wth Iron mongers, the marchants man if your acquaintance must if any doe the deed, and lett him know I desire noe small parcell but that I want 30 or 40 tonn, wth wch iff He will furnish mee wth the sorts underneath att any <….> Rate, as twill be worth my while, I will be his Customer, and may lett him know that I may Come to give him a good deale of mony in time, wch may Come to worke a little in haveing this the Cheaper, and if to be procured for £13: p[er] tonn wch I hope itt may if not under, doe noe more but strike on a bargaine with him, I must leave the manidgm[en]t of the businesse to your discretion, if any thing be done he may Rely of ready mony, upon shipping of the goods, if not lett mee know his Lowest price, and the marchants name att your Leasure I am MB

of 1 ½ to 1 ¾ Inch square 5 or 10 tonn of 2 ¾ to 3 ¾ Inch broad 10 or 15 tonn, of Inch square or under 5 or 10 tonn of fine narrow flatt 5 or 10 tonn  In all 40 or <45> tonn

Rather than faile give £13: 5s a tonn and be quicke, now you have my utmost Resolution, try your hand and see w[ha]t can be done

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