Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Maister – 17 Aug 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Aug 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Henry Maister
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Hen: Maister


I have yours of the 14th present the Contents have observed and though I Cannot but thanke you for your Readinesse to serve me, yet I am vexed that att this Juncture of time, itt should prove soe much to my prejudice, for not heareing from you in many posts, and soe Relying upon noe supply from you, itt soe fell out, that some few houres before the Receipt of your Letter, I had bought here sixty tonns, Insoemuch that I am very well supplyed, and soe shall desire an Excuse of the bargaine, if itt Can be Effected wthout any notice taken of itt, or att Least the quantity Lessened as much as possible soe this businesse I Leave to your prudent manedgm[en]t not doubting your Endeavours to my desires if a possible bargaine in Gods name goe on wth itt, and w[he]n I know your disbursem[en]ts shall advise you how to be Reimbursd and soe I remaine MB

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