Letters – Michael Blackett to Matthew Skinner – 25 Mar 1681

Document Type: Letters
Date: 25 Mar 1681
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Skinner
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Matthew Skinner					Newctl march the 25th 1680/1


Att my returne out in the Country have mett wth yors of 10th p[re]sent and shall according to yor desire either allow you the £11 in the next Leed I buy for you or oder some ma[ster] to pay itt you whether you please, As for the Leed Oare I have beene in the Country wth an Intention to bargaine for a great quantity but I finde itt soe deare tht I thinke itt not worth my while soe am resolved not to be concerned in itt ths yeare, nor any yeare hereafter being <fully> resolved to give over all trade but If att any time you please to Employ me to buy goods for you, shall procure thm as cheape as any other but as for my serveing you for ths provision I will not doe itt being resolved never to serve any man under 2 pc tht being the needfull att p[re]sent I remain


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