Letter – Edward Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 29 Sep 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Sep 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Sep 29 1710

Dear Kitte

      In case your partner Mr Thornbury has not bought me a bag of hopps Desire him not to do it & do you go upon receipt of this letter to Doctor Pond an[d] Desire him to buy me a bag of the very Choicest Hopps in Town & do you ship them by the very first Hull vessell Direct for me to be left with Mr Scot Crane master of yorke & Desire the Doctor to let me know w[ha]t they Cost & shall order him a bill for the moneys

      Yesterday I rec[eive]d the goods which your partner sent me the ship was in very great Danger of being lost she was forc’d to cut down her masts & all people at Hull gave her for lost but god be thank’d she arrivd safe at last acq[uain]t me with the master and ships name that you ship the hops in I have very great want of them this being the only propper time in the year for brewing in so shall Expect a letter by the very first post after this comes to your hand that you have shipt them with my blessing to you I am

      Your most affect[ionate] father

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