Letters – Michael Blackett to Peter Bar – 11 Nov 1680

Document Type: Letters
Date: 11 Nov 1680
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Peter Bar
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Peter Bar							Newctl 9ber the 12th 1680


      I have received both yors of the 2nd and 4th p[re]sent I doe heartily thanke you for yor care about me business att Dunkirke. Itt is for ¼ pt. she is stopt, pray second the letter if not allready done – you say calfe skinns and rest is worth 7d all certainley <../y> those that ar drest, well tanned and good were must certainley be worth much more, wch pray Impart unto me – 

      Now as to Capt Millbarnes business I shall give you satisfaction in the 3 things you desire – first as to the £19.12.9d wch you say he has had noe notice tht itt was paid to Cuth Snow is very strange to me, for he himselfe writes tht he has had notice of the same, I suppose tht will be satisfaction as to the first – secondly as to <ma[ster] Dowers> business Capt Milburne will not deny but tht I was to have of him £290: and whereas he pretends itt was not to be paid till before he went out in <har.bal> I doe say itt was p: 20/d[ays] after his arrivall, Indeed I did draw £300: upon him wch was my owne £290: and £10 upon mr Douers acct wch I Immediately paid him and I would be hangd if mr Douer has writt any such thing as you mention tht he has not recd a farthing of itt pray lett yor man goe and <see> the letter tht I may be satisfied – Kindly to make appeare tht I have bought mr Dawsons 1/16 pt, certainely Capt Millburne will not deny itt, he knows itt as well as myselfe, I have the bill of saile just now in my hands wch I thought to have sent you, but a friend comeing advised me to the Contrary being soe needlesse I hope ths will give you satisfaction as to the three p[ar]ticulars you desire If itt will not I cannot tell wt will Now to the £30 odd pounds wanting of mr Dawson I will referr itt to any man If I be lyable to pay a groate of itt – tht whole passage is tht there was a report Capt Milburne was lost, and mr Dawson brought me tht newes wch I <pufd> att and said tht I did not feere my pt unto to wch he asked me If I would give him ½ money for his pt to wch I answered tht there was noe need of ths seeing she was lost, but If he would take a small matter for itt I would venter itt too, soe In short over a glase of wine for a Certaine competent sume of money I bought sinkeing or swimmeing free from all Incumbrances to tht day, as bill of saile will make appeare, soe tht In my opinion I have nothing to doe wth the £30: add pounds, mr Dawson seemes to me not to be unwilling to pay itt in the least but <tht> there is an acct btwixt thm before wch be cleered he will not alow itt – 

      I heere you have a desire to buy my little frigott the assistance If soe, and please God wn she comes In, I shall send you up an Inventory, i am certaine she is as well found as any shipp In Newca. as for my 70 Bundles of calfe skinns, they are soe ordered for stowage, I cannot advise youhow many Bundles you’le finde but there is, 228 dozen In all, he is an honest man, will not wrong me of a skinn of thm, as for the dealeing of them there is pt of them sealed by the Newcastle armes, pt by the Durham armes, some by there names tht tannd thm, and others not sealed att all – to oblige a friend I ths day sennett valued a bill upon you for £100: p 20/d sight to mr Richd Wall ar order valew of himselfe, and thn Immediately takeing horse had not time to give you notice thereof till came at Durham, from whence I accordingly did, and there desireing you If In case money did not come in, non tht you would not have £100: of mine In yor hands  wth wt Capt Milburne would pay tht thn you should draw the same upon me to my Bro. Will and I would allow you of 20.8 for the same, but yesterday my letter of advice came to my hands againe soe pray I doe not thinke much wth with but comply wth wt I desire I am


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