Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Maister – 11 May 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 May 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Henry Maister
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Henry Maister   						Newcastle May the 11th 1677


      I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 4th present takes notice of the Receipt of my Bill for £156:15:3d; w[hi]ch you need nott feare will finde punctuall complyance 

      The Iron you mention 2½ Inch one way and 1½ another is nott of any use in this place; and for yo[u]r Inch Square the last parcell that I received from you is vallewed by my Customer; that uses that sort of Iron tenn shillinges in one Tonn worsse then the first was; soe that I have nott any Incurragem[en]t to send for more; I will Ingage this last p[ar]cell will last mee long enough to tell you the truth I am affrayd shall loose a good Customer by itt hee who tooke the first p[ar]cell and would have taken the remaynder had itt beene of the same sort; whereas the two last p[ar]cells to this day have sold onely one barr I shall nott use many wordes; do thanke you for w[ha]t you have done and soe remaynes


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