Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Maister – 12 Dec 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Dec 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Henry Maister
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Hen[ry]: Maister     Newcastle xber [December]: the: 12th 1676


      I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 5th present the contents thereof have well observed I am concerned In the Trade of Iron Soe shall have occ[a]tions for the following Sortes w[hi]ch you must by all measures p[ro]cure mee; w[i]th the best; both as to Mettle and finnesse vizt

      of Socke moulds 1 Tonn nott too large and little Iron betwixt the Moulds~

      of Coulter Mouldes ½ a Tonn as you thinke convenient for Sale w[hi]ch I leave to you discresion~

      Of Pann Plates 3 Tonn from 50 to 54 Inch long and from 9 to 12 Inch broad and about ½ Inch thicke as clean without crackes or flawes as you can p[ro]cure them for our Smithes are very curious ~

      Of  Square Sweades Iron 2 Tonn all of under Inch Square be sure And one Tonn of 2 to 2½ and 2¾ Inch Square. The Goodes above mentioned I desire you to send mee p[er] first oppertunity for a tryall; desireing you to agree for the freight thereof as well as you cann But In respect I am a young Merchant; If you send mee that w[hi]ch is nott good Mettle and fine I shall loose all my customeres w[hi]ch will Spoile my Trade

      Soe I leave itt to yo[u]r Serious consideration nott doubting but you will doe to content for mee. And as you are In disbursse I shall either pay you here or att London w[hi]ch you please I intreate you punctually to Observe w[ha]t is above written and send mee w[ha]t goodes you can p[ro]cure accordinge as is before mentioned; bid none otherwise Soe w[ha]t you can gett as desired; you may please to send p[er] first conveniencey and w[ha]t you can nott p[ro]cure (that is to say very good) be pleased to lett aloane. And In <an.winge> [answering] the contentes hereof you will very much oblige


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