Letters – Michael Blackett to Peter Bar – 3 Dec 1680

Document Type: Letters
Date: 3 Dec 1680
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Peter Bar
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Peter Bar							Newctl xber the 3rd 80


I have beene in the Country for these 14/d by past otherwise would dewly have answered yor lettrs as they came to hand att my returne Ive finde yors of the 10th 25th and 27th past In none of wch you mention any money received of Capt Milburne, wch I very much wondr att, and I doe protest if he has not done itt before yor answer to ths comes to hand he shall meete wth trouble att yarm.th for a great pt of his shipp and as to the £34/12/9 onely In dispute my councelle tells me I ought not abate itt, now will I doe itt, If Capt Milburne will find me his lettr of Attorney I shall prosecute itt against God send him well home againe, he is a very unworthy man and has fallen and wth most of his owne, here, by writing of thm all nothing but lies, and he tells you there is noe other acct betwixt him and mr Pawson but as you mention the other sweares to me the Contrary soe judge th.m I p[er]ceive he Intends a voyadge for the Straights I am very willing to venter wth him I have some Leed att Yarm.th wch I have ordered to be shipt aboard on him I hope be will be pleased to take thm in but I would advise him to cleare wth me before he goe I thinke my Correspondants In Ligorne are gone mad Constantly to direct lettrs to me In London they know very well where I live I am certaine I have had 300 lettrs thm  [sic] but <..> I thanke <pd.rsen> yor <kindnesse> I know noe other is <arguments> to <cause> yor friends att Dunkirke <wch ..nt> & If mr <Petner> can prove his title to pay the money and to draw itt upon me againe and to send me a note at all chardges &c I desire you to signify unto thm <fir>, for want of practice I have all most <cleanly> forgotten French, In yor <Barthene> acct of my <Iron> wch I have not yett examined but question not but tis right, I am satisfyed my Calfe skinns are now arrived I am resolves to sell thm at London 7 ¼d I feare not att least but shall leave tht to yor discretion I have 50 dozen more wch shall <hasten> you, before you show thm to any Chapman pray gett an honest teame to <rubb> all the mould of if there be any necessity for itt I am


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