Letters – Michael Blackett to Matthew Skinner – 12 Nov 1680

Document Type: Letters
Date: 12 Nov 1680
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Skinner
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Matthew Skinner 								Do 


I have yrs of the 4th the Contents have observed the 400 ps Leed shipt for yarm.th are still In the River withe about 300 saile more, waiting for a faire winde, most of thm has been Loaden about 14/d agoe, now Sr seeing you are desirous to have some of yors att Genoa, and I am not, I am willing (if you please) the whole 400 ps should be thn your venter for I am allready pretty deeply concerned for tht place & Marseille, otherwise I will, soe use yor discretion, I am now fearefull of haveing an oppotunity for Rouen ths yeare, for the vessell tht should have taken thm in, comeing to some casuallty is now resolved to lye up, however I will take thm of yor hands wn desired for can allwaes dispose them to noe losse yr answer att yr leasure pray – 

afford, tht I may ans.r my bussiness accordingly soe remaines


I have gott 200 ps shipt for yr Bro.r mr Nicholas and I hope to gett 200 shipt for myselfe wherein you shall be ½ concerned, or not wheather you please but tht freight is noew lesse thn ¼ doller p[er] ps

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