Letters – Michael Blackett to Matthew Skinner – 24 Dec 1680

Document Type: Letters
Date: 24 Dec 1680
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Matthew Skinner
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Matthew Skinner							Newctl xber the 24th 1680


      Youres of the 18th is noe little satisfaction unto me, I have ths post satisfyed mr Bar In wt he desired Insoemuch tht I question not but a peaceable end will be made of ths little difference betwixt us—

      I have by me for you 300 ps Leed, inclosed you have Invoyce of thm of wt I have pd and wt I must pay, wn shipt the whole is £187.=:5d upon wch I have allready drawne £50:= upon you for the other bill wch was made payable to mrs Grey I tooke itt in againe and gave her money for feare you should not dischardge same and ths day I have drawne 2 bills of £50 each, the one payable 21/d sight to mr Henry Bland or order valew of himselfe for Leed, the other for £50:= p 20/d sight to mr Robt Clagett or order valew of himselfe both pray lett be Complyed wthall, and shall observe yor order wn ever itt comes, for the shhipping of thm the remainder shall draw upon you wth in 2 or 3 posts, here is noe opportunity att p[re]sent neither for Ruan nor for Caen, to wch places, the freight is generally 15 sol p[er] pigg the maer paying the 50 sols p[er] tunn, or betwixt 10 or 12 sols p[er] pigg, and you paying the 50 sols p[er] tunn, but can att any time shipt thm for yarmth att 6d p[er] pigg, or for London att 6d or 7d att most, soe desires yor order p[er] first and If foreign Custome be to be paid for the 100 ps there will be £5:10s due to me As for Leed oare there is another and <myselfe> tht for some yeares by past has bought all tht has beene to be gott In ths Countrey, excepting some little p[ar]cells of small Oare, wch I am Certaine is <neither> for yor <purpose> to send for Marseills or Ligorne, about wch shall give you a further acct more att lardge hereafter, And for feeare I forgett pray putt me in minde of itt soe att p[re]sent ramaines


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