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                                                              Kennetpans 25th Oct 1786

Gentm

I wrote you the 19th & 23rd Currt Thursday Mr Meickle Mill wright has been with me and I have only time to request you suspend before I again write you, wch will be by tomorrow or next days post, your ordering any part of the materials or draughts for my Engine, as in place of ten horses power. I certainly will write you to enlarge it.

I begin to build upon Monday first & having a number of measons upon piece work. I expect to compleat the whole in 18 or 20 days. I will therefore  in the more importuning to have all the apparatus that lyes with you made and forwarded. Excuse haste.

I am gentm
      Your obd Serv
                                                                                       John Stein.

 

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