Letter – Michael Blackett to Cuthbert Snow – 1 Feb 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Feb 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Cuthbert Snow
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Cuth: Snow


By the last post I thinke I gave you a full accompt of very particular of Concernes and att this time have little to trouble you wth but onely to desire you as your are about your ma[ster] his business on the towne that you will please to cast an eye or Informe your selfe of a parcell of long thick squ[are] Iron from Inch and ½  to Inch and ¾ for the goodnesse thereof I know I need not say much you Can give as Guesse as well as I but in case that you Can meet wth a parcell to the valew of 3: 4: or 5 tonn att £13: - : - or rather than faile £13 : 10: -  you may buy itt and call to Mr Hum: Willett for your mony or att least by the very next post lett mee have your Answer itt is a Sort of Iron not much In request nor never is <….> upon for fine mettle soe that if itt be not understood that you have an urgent occation for itt I would thinke you might buy itt as Cheape if not Cheaper then above but if you have time and Can Come to handle itt observe that itt be free both of great and small cracks for great Craks is <unrewly> and small Craks and a rough outside is a Signe of burnt Iron the best signe that I observe is a Smooth out side and a deepe Impression of the Stamp soe hopeing that you will use your Endeavours herein as hee shall doe for you on all accounts soe is MB

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