Letters – John Wilkinson to Matthew Skinner – 1 Mar 1681

Document Type: Letters
Date: 1 Mar 1681
Correspondent: John Wilkinson
Recipient: Matthew Skinner
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Matthew Skinner					Newctl March the p[remier] 1680/1


      In my ma[ster]s absence I open all his letters and last post came to my hands yors of the 24th p[re]sent the Contents whereof have well observed and In answer to wch my please take notice tht yesterday I repaired unto the officer who has the Cockett for the 200 ps Leed but he refuses to give itt me saying he had orders from the chief officers to the Contrary, soe thn I make my address unto thm who likewise refused me, as allsoe a note from thm tht the Custome was paid assuring me tht they could not doe itt, but would allow my ma[ster] itt in the next 200 p Leed they shipt, soe my ma[ster] must be accomptable to you for itt, and tht you cannot shipp itt for any place again wthout paying Custome for itt

      As for yor request about the Leed Oare we doe allwaies put itt up in Caskes, and as for Leed tis att the old rate -- £9.10s p[er] fodder about wch and all other concernes you may expect an acct to the fulll wn my ma[ster] comes home In the Interim I respectfully rem. for MB 


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