Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Verlaen – 23 Feb 1678

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Feb 1678
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Nicholas Verlaen
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Newcastle feb 23d 1677/8

Mr Nicho: Verleen


I have before mee yours of the 22d present but Cannott afford to give any such price for Iron as you mention nor doe I understand w[ha]t you meane by the better sort 7 ¾  Gilder pray what sort of Iron is itt but when I thinke on you need not trouble yourselfe soe much for I Cannott afford to give that price for noe Sort of Iron if Right Sweeds Iron well Struck and good mettle of the dementions formerly mentioned where to be gott for seven Gilders itt would make mee venture a Little mony but more I am unwilling to give Coales 8s p[er] Ch[alder] Leed £10: 5: p[er] fodder butter 15s a firkin Grindstones £<1 13>s a <Cha> Rye 3s a Bush[ell] oats 16s p[er] Bush[ell] I am MB

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