Letters – Michael Blackett to Peter Bar – 23 Jul 1681

Document Type: Letters
Date: 23 Jul 1681
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Peter Bar
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Peter Bar							Newctl July the 23rd 1681


      I have yors of the 19th wth the <p..lised> from Mr Marcade wch I hereby returne you, if all were reale wt he writes I should be glad of itt but I must heartily begg yor excuse I have tht Character given me of him tht I can scarce believe one word he writes, but now hope a little time will shew wt he is in respect he promises things soe very <pure> I leave Mr Israell Hayess businese to <yor> discretion but I can Informe they are French Lyvers [ie. livres, French currency] and not Dutch Florens tht are to be remitted me and according as the exchange is betwixt Paris and London wch is as much as if he had remitted the money to Paris first and soe remitted to me from Paris I shall say noe more I question not but Mr Israell Hayes and you will understand one another, and tis all one to me what he remitt me for if he remitt me nothing itt but haveing recourse from whence the order came, and soe a little time lost –

      I suppose you have writt him, Upon his answer doe wt you please either In draweing or Expecting his remisse wch shall be to my satisfaction, I shall Expect the Certificate desired tomorrow, wch If itt doe not come I am certainelye Exchequered, and itt would vex one to be to be putt to soe great trouble, for soe small a matter but if itt must be, itt must be, one remedy but patience soe heartily wishing yor health & happiness I remaine


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