Letters – Michael Blackett to Matthew Skinner – 25 Jan 1681

Document Type: Letters
Date: 25 Jan 1681
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Skinner
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Ma Skinner 						Do 


Next post you may expect to heare of the shipping of 200 ps of yor Leed if not of 300 –

Our best Coales wch is Lemington are att p[re]sent 10s p[er] Ch att wch price they were sold both last week and ths week, As for wt you desire about Leed Oare there is another and myselfe tht for ths severall yeares by past have bought all we could lye our hands on save onely some insignificant small p[ar]cells, and wthin 14/d will be the time of the yeare for agreeing against next yeare till wth time can give you noe satisfactry acct for the price thereof is very uncertaine I have bought for £4 to <st 20 ld> I feare I shall finde itt ths yeare scarce, wn I returne I shall give you an acct of my proceeding and itt shall be left to yor discretion wheather you will be concerned you <answer> but take notice we allwaies pay our monies aforehand for we doe not gett our Oare In till Michaellmas Leed holds stiffely att £9.15s none under £9.10s and very few in towne can buy soe


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