Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Maister – 6 Jan 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jan 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Henry Maister
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr Hen[ry] Maisters    Ditto [Newcastle 6 January 1677]


      I have beene for a while keepinge my Christmas In the Countrey att my Returne doe meet w[i]th yo[u]rs of the 9th past; the contents have well observed if yo[u]r Socke Moulds and Coulter Mouldes bee both In one barr they are of a Sort that I never Saw in all my life and Such never come to this Towne that I can heare of however pray send mee for a Tryall Two Tonn; one Tonn pann Plates as formerly desired I meane as nigh as you cann and one Tonn of the finest Square you can meete w[i]th all under Inch square if possible pray buy the above goods as well as you can for mee and send mee p[er] first oppertunity agreeinge for the freight as cheape as you cann w[he]n you are In disbursse upon yo[u]r advice I will either pay you here; or send you a good bill or Short Sight upon my freind In London

      I leave all to yo[u]r discretion; not doubting but you will Act for mee In every p[er]ticular for my most advantage, pray send mee likewise halfe a duzen Studdies I wish you a happie and prosperous new yeare w[i]th many more followinge w[hi]ch is the hearty desire of

In the MB letter to Maister on 9 March 1677, MB uses the word ‘Studdies’ to be used to ‘bow Iron upon and break Sockes and Coulters’.

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