Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Maister – 27 Aug 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Aug 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Henry Maister
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Hen: Maisters


I have yours of the 20th wth Invoyce and bill of Ladeing for 2000 <Ends> of Iron I am sorry my Letters Came not In time to hinder the sending me any, but now noe Remedy but patience

I pray Lett mee have noe more, and Indeed to tell you the truth I have noe mony att London to pay you for this parcell, I am promised a bill next post for £200: wch God willing shall be sent you, and the Rest Remitted as fast as possible but Indeed good bills are scarce without 1½ 

p<%> advance wch by our trade wee Cannot afford to give In the mean time if you Can draw upon mee doe itt freely, your bills shall be honoured, and this I hope will satisfye you, I Expect noe more Iron from you and soe I remaine MB

I allwaies desired fine Iron about sixty <..> a tonn and this parcell though good mettle yet for its thicknesse not vendable in this place

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