Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Maister – 21 Apr 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Apr 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Henry Maister
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Henry Maister         				Ditto [Newcastle 21 April 1677]


      I have before mee yours of the 7: 10th: and 13th: past all which I shall now god willing answer at large according to your Ord[er] 

      In the first did d[elivere]d the Inclosed to Jno [John] Thompson 

      In your second have the acc[oun]t of 4 Tonns small square Iron the amounte there of beinge £52:10:6: have placed to your Creditt, w[hi]ch with what more is dew unto you am ready to pay you either here or att London – but to doe itt at Leeds, I can say nothing to you – your kindness is extraordinary I hope you putt your selfe to noe inconvenience for my accomadation I doe assure you, I desire it not but give me Leave to tell you the parcell of square is not nigh soe good as the former

      By your last I take notice you have bought 3 Tonn of Iron more, and will endeavour to buy 3 Tonn besides, w[hi]ch is well onely pray see to p[ro]cure some about ½ Inch if possible, and be sure ill [it will] be under Inch, pray advise mee how thick square still rules with you from 2 to 3 Inches, Sweeds Iron, likewise how flat rules from 3 to 4 Inches I am


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