Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 18 Nov 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Nov 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Humphrey Willett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mess[eur]s Hum[phrey]: Willett and Compa[ny]    Newcastle 9ber [November]: the: 18th: 1676


      Still more trouble; I must desire you to gett mee bought and Sent mee w[i]th the other thinges by land and by the very first convenience one sute of fine laced head Cloathes and a laced Apron for my Wife w[hi]ch pray bee mindefull of ~

      Advise mee if you bee acquainted w[i]th any Iron Mungers and how you could buy mee; (If desired the followinge Sortes of Iron Vizt) Small and thicke Square <from> one to three Inch narrow; and broad; flatt from 2½ to 4 Inch Socke Mouldes and Coulter Mouldes; Pann Plates and Stroker Plates In doeinge this you will oblige ~

      I want another Cheese w[hi]ch pray send mee by Sea  I am

1. ‘Sock’ and ‘Coulder’ [coulter] and ‘Mo[u]ld board’ are parts of a plough. Pann plates could be plates for building salt-pans for salt production from salt water.

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