Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Maister – 9 Feb 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Feb 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Henry Maister
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle feb 9 1677/8

Mr Hen: Maister


      I have before mee yours of the 5th and 6th <p> post, mentioning the Shipping of some thick square upon my acct by Mr Tho: West wch I am Glad to heare of, and pray god send him to his desired port In the mean time have placed the full Cost and Chardges thereof to your Creditt if any more to be procured I desire Search may be made and the same not to be shiped, for I heare there is a greater quantity in your place and pray buy all you can meett withall of that sort

      I take speciall notice w[ha]t you writt about the broad flatt and fine square desired, and though I am Certaine there is bought att your place of those sorts for £13 p[er] tonn (I will not say I am a partner of the bargaine) yett I am willing to acquiess to your advice but am necessitated to tell you that I am offered more broad flatt for £13 5s p[er] tonn, I am Loath to part wth my old friend if you Can afford itt or procure itt mee soe pray buy mee 5 or tenn tonn and sned p[er] first Convenience, if not lett mee I pray have your Answer p[er] first, that soe noe time may be lost, and soe I remaine MB

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