Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Fletham – 1 Jun 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Jun 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Fletham
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Loveinge freind      					Newcastle June the: 1th 1677

      I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 24th past upon Receipt of w[hi]ch I immediately repayred to Mr Ralph Elstob who is the Gentleman that took Mr Millbankes Shopp from whome Inclosed is a letter; you may advise him the prices of all Sorts of goods you have; In w[hi]ch hee deales and if you can affoard him as cheape a penney worth as another I know upon my Recommendation hee will make use of you ~

      The prices I give for my Iron wares is as followeth for all Sorts of Squar and flatt Iron from £12: to £12:10:= p[er] Tonn for Anchor Palmes English Iron £15=:= ditto Swedes Iron £16:=:= for Socke mouldes Coulter Mouldes pann Plates Stroker plates and Laddles; Iron gross all about £16:=:= above and under as in goodnesse and Size fitt for this Markett ~

      Pray advise mee yo[u]r Freinds name; Sir if in any thinge I can serve you here freely Commande

Recipient not stated but the term ‘Loving friend’ has only been used elsewhere by MB in a letter to Edward Fletham

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