Letter – Michael Blackett to William Benson – 31 Aug 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 Aug 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Benson
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr W[illia]m Benson  					Ditto  [Newcastle 31 August 1677]


      I have before mee yours of the 23d: pres[ent] and have noted the Contents, In short your Iron is still to the fore, for I sould itt Conditionally if you approved thereof but Indeed I did Expect thankes, for I thought I had done you a kindnesse, it seems not, however noe harme done, I wish you a good price for itt, for my p[ar]t I have noe occation, about w[hi]ch Concerne your order shall be observed ~

      I have a parcell of large Anchor palms from 20 to 26 Inc[hes]: pray advice mee att your leasure if such would finde aready markett with you, and w[ha]t you thinke they would yield ~ I want 4 or five tonn of Stantiall Iron, w[hi]ch if you could helpe mee too a reasonable rate you would oblidge


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