Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Maister – 1 Feb 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Feb 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Henry Maister
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle feb: primo 1677/8

Mr Hen: Maister

Sr, I have before mee yours of the 25th past, and now begs to heare that you have shipt mee the Remainder of that parcell of Long thick sq[uar]e pray procure mee as much as you Can of that short if att £11: - : - or under wch I leave to your discreet mandgem[en]t the price you mention for the other sorts of Iron <A…d> is a little too much, I am Credibly Informed that others in this towne have Iron of all sorts from your place att £13 p[er] tonn and I question not but you can buy as Cheape as others, if to be Effected, would desire you to Shipp mee p[er] first Conveniency tenn tonn of Each sort formerly mentioned viz of Inch sq[uar]e and under, and of 3 Inch broad and above, or if a parcell of the broad alone Could be procured att that price would serve mee, if nothing of this <seizable> must have patience, for Cannot afford to give more I am MB

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