Letters – Michael Blackett to Matthew Skinner – 3 Dec 1680

Document Type: Letters
Date: 3 Dec 1680
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Skinner
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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I have beene in the Country most pt of these 14/d by past otherwise would dewly have answered your lettrs as they came to hand, but att my returne did meete wth yors of the 16th and 23rd past, In answer to yor former I had agreed with Capt Woodhouse for 200 ps of Leed for you, as well as for yor Bros Indeed yor Brors had the fortune to doe formost, and monday was a sennett [seven night – week] I sent downe my man wth yors but <mchts> being gott a little drunke would by noe meanes be prevailed wthall to take thm in, soe I was forced to bring thm up againe wch has putt me to some chardge but tht wch vexed me most of all is tht I pd cusome for the Leed wch is £12½ soe tht I have in my hands tht 200 of Leed and tht 200 pas wch was Intended for Roan about wch I shall expect yor order p[er] first, wch if noe convenience happens shortly here is a convenience just now for Caen and if you please Ile very willingly be ½ concerned wth you, and if you fancy not my friend messrs Le Gras et Angott advise me the name of yors and I willingly Consigne thm unto him, and for the other 200 wch was Intended for Capt Wouldhaue, If a convenience happens shortly Ile venter to snd thm for <Aj….> If not please lett me have yor speedy answer wt place you Intend thm for, for there is noe thoughts of getting any to yarm.th soe soone as you mention I could buy a 1000 ps Leed for £9.10.8 tho to my certaine knowledge there is tht payes £10.2.2 In answer to yor letter I willingly accept yor motion of letting the 400 be shipt for yarm.th be wholly upon yor acct soe next post shall draw the remainder upon you and purposely for the one reason tht there is some <merchts> in Yarm.th who if they knew I were concerned, would out of a revenge stopp itt and p[er]haps cause some difference betwixt you and me there to prevent wch in Gods name take itt all I wish itt well there and a good markett soe remaines


you ordered me to shipp 5 or 600 ps for yarm.th

I begg yor excuse for there is noe probability of getting itt there soe soone as you mention

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