Letters – Michael Blackett to Matthew Skinner – 30 Oct 1680

Document Type: Letters
Date: 30 Oct 1680
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Skinner
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Matthew Skinner						Newctle 8ber the 30th 1680


Since mine of the 29th have yors of the 26th according to my promise in my last I send you Invoyce of 400 ps of Leed shipt according to yor order for yarmth aboard> of the Hope of Yarmth William Woorts commander – I have writt nothing to mr Allbertson but tht tis wholly upon yor acct & riske for I have some good friends in tht place who if they knew I were concerned may p.haps doe me a prejudice soe be you pleased to give mr Allbertson the needfull order <yors> is £121:1:10 wch may please to place to my creditt, for the other 200 ps for Rouen I thinke they will not be shipt till tuesday or weddnesday next, you are pleased to write me tht you cannot gett freight for more Leed att Yarmth I have just now <a mdcht> man In the river bound for Legorne who desires noe more thn ¼ Doller p[er] ps – 

p[er]haps may procure itt cheaper if you please I will be ½ concerned wth you for 2 or 300ps – he Intends wthin 14/d[ays] for the <Downes> and soe along wth the Herring convoy Sr I heartily begg yor excuse and am very sorry tht we were noe sooner <acquainted>, for my calfe skinns are allready consigned unto mr Peter Bar but as for tht and wt you desire as to Leed oare likewise more hereafter If you thinke itt worth yor while of being concerned for the time to come but now itt it too late for ths yeare – commodities in ths place are in the place Coales - Leed – Butter – Broad Cloth – Cottons – Grindstones – White Broads – Grey Broads – of 22 yeards and 22<ll> if you know of any markett for any of these as I said before Ile willingly be concerned wth you soe remaines


likewise Pitche tar and Hempe may be had att reasonable tearmes –

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