Letter – Michael Blackett to William Benson – 4 May 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 May 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Benson
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr W[illia]m: Benson   					Newcastle May the: 4th 1677


      I have before mee yo[u]r kinde letter of the 26th past for w[hi]ch I heartily thanke you but yo[u]r price is soe very high; that I cannot affoard to give itt the Iron is pretty seizeable and to tell you the reale truth I take itt very well; In respect where of I will give you a good price for itt (as is my opinion) Soe if itt bee hadd for £12:10:= d[elivere]d here may send itt by whom you please pray take into consideration that all yo[u]r p[ar]cell is gone att once and ready money now doe w[ha]t you will; onely by the way give mee <leave> to tell you that lately I bought a p[ar]cell of very good Iron for £12:2s:0d though I must confess that itt is noe Rule for you to worke by ~

      when you shall have any Pann Plates of Swedes Iron pray doe mee the kindness as advise mee the length breadth and price thereof ~ 

      noe convenience att all to mee to Receive money here and pay itt againe att London the usuall and p[re]sent advance is 1½ to 2 p0/00 [percent] and soe much I have had for maney a pound but because I have a greate desire to Serve you I will doe itt for 1 p0/00 [percent] If any In Newcastle will doe the like I am very much mistaken ~

      If Mr Strother bee ungone pray p[re]sent my humble service to him I am


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