Letters – Michael Blackett to Matthew Skinner – 13 Dec 1680

Document Type: Letters
Date: 13 Dec 1680
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Skinner
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Matthew Skinner							Newctl xber the 13th 80


I have recd yors of the 9th why you should refuse payment of the bill for the balance of the 400 ps Leed sent to yarmouth I cannot Imagine, The reasons you alledge, In my opinion are very lame, you <.....> all along of great damages done you by my haveing writt you tht I had shipt 200 ps Leed In the Constantinople m[er]ch[an]t as well as 200 for yor Broer I doe not finde tht ever I writt you any such thing, but In short I have written my minde fully to mr Peter Bar, to whome if you can show any such letter I shall be willing to allow wt he think for the great damadges done you, but pray Sr doe not putt tht affront upon me as to refuse paymt of my bill however, I am certaine I am much more out In purse for you here thn you can you can pretend to, if itt be but onely for the Custome of the 200 ps Leed wch I Endeavoured to gett shipt In the Constantinople m[er]ch[an]t however, setting tht aside being desirous to make a peaceable End, pray discourse the difference wth mr Bar wt is thought convenient bextwixt you for me to allow I am willing to itt, soe pray pay the remainder in pt of my bill if any thing to be abated, thn mr Bar will pay the rest and if you have noe minde to be concerned wth the 200 ps Led wch I have bought by yor order and upon yor acct and are lying in the wegh house ready weighed of, I am willing to take thm of yor hands tho I have paid Forriegne custome for 200 ps as above for I have noe minde to have any difference wth any man, So pray lett a peaceable End be putt to the <Terme> and lett me know yor desire about the Leed here, If you have noe minde to be concerned lett my two bills each of £50 come backe with all my heart If otherwise I desire you to comply wth thm soe use yor discretion I remaine


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