Letter – Michael Blackett to William Benson – 2 Jun 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Jun 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Benson
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr W[illia]m Benson       					Newcastle June the: 2d: 1677


      I have before mee yo[u]rs of the 29th past; whereby you desire mee to direct my letters to Wakefeild In yorkshire; but where to bee left you neither mention, nor doe I know, Soe att hazard shall direct this to be left att the Post house till called for w[hi]ch I hope will come safe to yo[u]r hands ~

      In answer to yo[u]r s[aid] letter may please to take notice that for my selfe I have noe acction for yo[u]r Iron nor would I give you the price you mention; If I had; nor can I p[ro]cure that price In Towne; you may be certaine I will act as much as lies in my power; for yo[u]r advantage and will continue the same care ~

      Of yo[u]r concerne as I have hither to done tis In soluo Custodio; and ready to bee delivered To yo[u]r Order and soe I remayme


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