Letters – Michael Blackett to Peter Bar – 26 Aug 1679

Document Type: Letters
Date: 26 Aug 1679
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Peter Bar
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Mr Peter Bar                             				Ditto   


I received yours of the 16th In due course, your bill of £40 was paid as soon as itt came to hand  I thank you for your readiness to write to Mr Le Gendre about the £20: I wonder exceedingly what Mr Milburne is adoing all this time, but I feare not but to Catch him att last, he has a most brave shipp under him, I hope your next will bring me news of him, I know he dare not for his life play the rogue with me, being an owner, and having been soe good a friend to him, besides I am satisfied he is a very honest man pray to advise me upon what termes you Can insure me £500:= or £600:= along with the Herring fleet for Marseilles   I have agreed with Capt. English to carry my goods, who has a brave smack and 10 Gunns, I heartily begg your pardon for this trouble and wish could be thought capable of your Command as a Retaliation in some measure, however will presume to Subscribe myself as really I am    


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