Letters – John Wilkinson to Peter Bar – 1 Sep 1681

Document Type: Letters
Date: 1 Sep 1681
Correspondent: John Wilkinson
Recipient: Peter Bar
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Peter Bar							Newct 7ber the 1er 81


I had a letter from my ma[ster] about a weeke agoe out out in the Country where he has resided these 3/w by past, wherein he advises tht he has given you order to accept my bill for the £163.7s.2d remitted you by Mr Isreall Hayes upon Mr <Benjamin> Smith, soe ths day to pleasure a very good freind of my <ma.ers> have made bold to value the same upon you p[er] 16th 8ber next <Ensuing> to Mr Richd Wall or order valew of himselfe being  the same day as the other bill will be dew, for I thought itt better to make itt p[ayable] said day thn thn 3 or 4/<d> after for now you may please take on my bill, and assigne the other bill out to Mr Walls order to whome mine is p[ayable] and soe therebye save yorselfe the trouble both of receiveing and paying itt, for I take you to be a Gentleman of great businesse soe am loth to give you any more trouble thn needs the Gentleman will not be very pressing for his money for 4 or 10/d after will serve him onelye I drew itt soe soone to save you trouble soe desireing yor complyence to the same I remaine

despite being signed off ‘MB’ the content indicates the letter was written by Wilkinson rather than Blackett

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