Letters – Michael Blackett to Peter Bar – 9 Aug 1681

Document Type: Letters
Date: 9 Aug 1681
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Peter Bar
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Peter Bar								Newcl Aug the 9th 81


      I have yors of the 4th wth an Inclosed from Mr Marcade & wch I  herebye returne you, I am now fearefullest of all, lett us doe wt we can tht I shall be cheated of tht money; I am now satisfyed in my head he is a Canarybird, wt neede <he sees>  the Condemnation over againe, I have herd itt over allreadye, and I know Chris Blackett was condemned to pay the money, but if you remember you have a <workeing> in yor head, wherebye itt was ordered in <Court> tht the money should be deposited in <Court>, and tht Pedder should make his little good <wthin> 4/m, now Pedder dyeing in the meane time, and never making ths good, I deny tht ever the money was paid, and tht Marcade tooke itt out in Court againe, and to ths Effect as Roger <Hempe> tells me he has a note from the Admiralltye, and does nothing but laugh att me on the <other side>, you say if I be not satisfyed you would know what I desire more to wch I have answered you 3 or 4 times and once more for all I desire wch is very reasonable If Marcade will make itt appeare he has paid the money wll either by sendeing you a bill of saile or <Pedders> receipt made Authenticke but the bill of saile is the cheifest thing, and certainelye noe man in his wits would pay the money wthout a bill of saile, now I shall leave the businesse to yor discretion, for I shall vex myself noe more wth itt if itt be lost lett itt goe

      You may please write Mr Marcades tht I wonder I heare nothing from him and tht he remitts you noe money upon my account tht I have likewise left the businesse to yor discretion, if it be not his pleasure to remitt any lett me but know his answer and I am satisfyed, I thanke you heartilye for yor care about my Echequered bond wch being the needfull I kisse yor hands & remaine


Marcade pretended once tht he paid Ch: Blackett the money, lett him make itt appeare tht he ever handled one penny and Ile loose itt

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