Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Maister – 27 Jul 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Jul 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Henry Maister
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle July 27 1678

Mr Hen Maister


The sudden sad news of a brothers death hath hindred mee from waiting upon you as I Came home and I question not but you your selfe will have mee Excused, I Rec[ieve]d att London yours of the 8th and 9th and have Last post Returned mee yours of the 16th am Content with w[ha]t you have done about the Iron desired, and have left orders wth Mr Willett to accept and dischardge all your bills, wch you need not feare but will be punctually Complyed withall

The Iron I have Received, wch Indeed I thinke is mettle good enough, am satisfyed with itt but yett tis not fine att all to the Eye, however if any more be to be procured of same sorts att sd price, buy mee I pray you 30 or 40 tonn more, if not soe much in towne buy all you Can meet withall, hereby you have as lardge a Commission as I Can give you, soe I Leave itt wholly to your discretion, not doubting but you will Continue your Study for my most advantidge but if right Organs, good mettle, and faire to the Eye be met withall is <Chimi..> and not Cracked Edged, pray Lett not five Shilings in a tonn make any difference, Consigning the same unto MB

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